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Buhari host ECOWAS president, discuss economic stability, common regional market

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Mr. Jean Claude Brou, met behind closed-door, Friday at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

They both discussed stability in the sub-region, common market as well as common currency among others issues.

Brou who took over as ECOWAS President on Thursday said his visit  was to thank President Buhari on his efforts towards regional integration in the West African sub-region.

“Well yesterday (Thursday) March 1, the handover was done and I took charge. It was important after having taken charge, that I come and visit President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to inform him that I am the new President of ECOWAS and to thank him for the support that he has continued to give to ECOWAS, he said.

“Nigeria is the host country of ECOWAS and the most important country of ECOWAS, so it is extremely important that we come and thank President Buhari for the continuous support that Nigeria has provided to ECOWAS and inform him of some of the key issues facing ECOWAS.

“There are several activities, programmes and challenges and it is an opportunity to really seek President Buhari’s guidance, advise and how best we can advance the agenda of integration in West Africa.”

On what was the response of President Buhari at the meeting, the ECOWAS President said, “President Buhari of course responded very positively. He is fully committed to promoting the regional integration agenda and he has promised to continue his support so that progress can be made for the benefit of all the population of the 15 member countries of the Economic Community.”

He also said that he discussed some key challenges facing the sub-region with President Buhari.

According to him, “There are several challenges and of course many progresses have been made, many advances have been made but of course we still have to continue to work.

“The Heads of State have given clean orientation to issues such as peace, stability, economic integration, common market and the issue of a common currency.

“Recently there was the Heads is State meeting in Accra, Ghana, there is a task force to work on this issue, the issue of agriculture and several other issues.

“Of course, if we continue to work together, we will make more progress and consider these issues.”

 

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