President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria is set 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 Guinea-Bissau. This will be President Tinubu’s first outing at the ECOWAS body since assuming office.
The summit, scheduled for July 9th, will address various sub-regional issues, including security challenges faced by member countries, the financial situation of ECOWAS, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and the status of transition in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.
Additionally, discussions will focus on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and obstacles to free movement of goods on the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.
President Tinubu will be accompanied by members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and other top government officials. The president’s attendance at this summit highlights Nigeria’s commitment to regional cooperation and addressing pressing issues affecting West Africa.
Upon his return, President Tinubu is expected to implement policies and strategies discussed at the summit to further enhance Nigeria’s participation in regional initiatives and strengthen its position within ECOWAS.
This participation also serves as an opportunity for President Tinubu to engage with other regional leaders, share Nigeria’s perspectives on key issues, and collaborate on finding solutions to common challenges faced by West African countries.
The Nigerian government is keen to show it remains committed to promoting peace, security, economic development, and regional integration within the ECOWAS framework.
President Tinubu’s attendance at the summit reflects this commitment and signifies Nigeria’s active role in shaping the future of West Africa.