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President Muhammadu Buhari has charged ECOWAS member states on the need to re-strategise and conceive firm approach to end terrorism in the sub-region.
Buhari gave this indication during the 56th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of state and Government in Abuja.
The President, while lamenting on the recent killings of 73 military personnel brutally murdered by terrorists in an attack in the neighbouring Niger Republic, disclosed that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is confronted with the greatest challenge of terrorism.
Also speaking, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, pledged the continous support of UNOWAS to enhance coordination with ECOWAS towards achieving SDG’s and long term stabilization of regions.
Meanwhile, The Nigerian Leader held a bilateral talks with some leaders of ECOWAS where they considered a special report on the action plan for issues including regional security and its financing mechanism, implementation of the agreed ECOWAS single currency (Eco) as well as ensuring peace in the forthcoming presidential elections that will hold in six member countries in 2020.
A communique issued at the end of the meeting, aimed at advancing sub regional integration as well as promoting socio- economic development.
Other leaders in attendance’ are; President ECOWAS Chairman and President of Niger, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of ECOWAS Commission, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative,UN Secretary General for West Africa & Sahel.