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ECOWAS unveils committee on Nigeria’s border closure


The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso to review and report to it on Nigeria’s land border closure with it neighbours.

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday said the decision to set up the committee was agreed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at an extraordinary session of ECOWAS leaders convened on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit to discuss the issue and other pressing regional matters.


Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, told journalists after the session that the meeting attended by President Buhari and chaired by ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, also discussed West Africa’s new single currency, the Eco and the situation in Guinea Bissau after the presidential election.

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