Tinubu Leaves for Guinea Bissau Saturday To Attend ECOWAS Summit Sunday






President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will leave Abuja for Guinea-Bissau on Saturday, July 8, to attend the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in Bissau, which is the capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.


According to a release which was issued on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Mr Dele Alake, the summit, which holds on Sunday, July 9, is meant to address memoranda on pressing sub-regional issues including Report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) covering security challenges faced by the member countries; Report of the 90th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Council of Ministers on the financial situation of the body and the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as well as Report on the status of Transition in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.



Other issues slated to be discussed include: Memoranda on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and the Report on Obstacles to Free Movement of Goods on the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.


Some members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and other top government officials will accompany the President in his voyage.


He is said to return to the country at the end of the meeting.  








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