Tinubu joins 15 other leaders at ECOWAS meeting, bills to return tomorrow

President Bola Tinubu is joining 15 regional leaders on Sunday afternoon for the 63rd Ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau.

The meeting which began a few minutes after 12 noon is presided over by the Chairman of the ECOWAS, Guinea-Bissau’s President, Umaro Embaló.

Tinubu, who arrived at the venue for the Summit holding just opposite the country’s Presidential Villa is joining his counterparts to address memoranda on five pressing sub-regional issues.

They include a Report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council covering security challenges faced by the member countries, a 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.

Other matters slated for consideration are the Report on the status of Transition in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, the Memoranda on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and the Report on Obstacles to the Free Movement of Goods on the Abidjan- Lagos corridor.

While in Guinea-Bissau, the Nigerian leader is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings and other engagements on the sidelines of the Summit.

President Tinubu is expected back in the country on Monday.