In preparation for the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived in Bissau, the capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
This was revealed in a statement on Saturday night by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy.
The Nigerian troops stationed in Guinea-Bissau were also visited by Tinubu.
As a result, the 63rd Ordinary Session Summit, which begins on July 9, 2023, will mark the President’s first international engagement on the continent since taking office.
The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Report on the Transition status in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea are two concerns that the 16 regional leaders are anticipated to discuss in memoranda.
Memos on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme and the Report on Barriers to Free Movement of Goods on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor are other items on the agenda.
The President of Nigeria expressed his gratitude to the troops and their commander, General Al-Hassan Grema, during his visit to the Nigerian Troops. He also promised that Nigeria would continue to support democracy in West Africa and around the world.
“I’ve come to express my support for you. I want to reassure you that we are dedicated to promoting democracy and peace both in West Africa and around the world.Nigeria is a huge country that has left its imprint in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia. We rely on your assistance in defending the rule of law. I’ve been told that your allowances have been paid in full. Nothing else should aggravate you. We’ll keep assembling a potent army.
“You have our admiration. proud of your dedication. On you, Nigeria depends. Our nation would experience peace and advancement, he said.