Mr. Jonathan will make a presentation at 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.
President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja for Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire on Thursday to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Heads of State and Government.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.
Mr. Abati said the conference will take place on Friday March 28 to Saturday March 29. He said members will consider several reports from the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and Mediation and Security Council.
Members will also be addressed by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations to
ECOWAS as well as the President of the African Union Commission.
During the session on the current situation in Mali, participants will discuss presentations by President Jonathan and the President of Burkina-Faso, Blaise Compaore, who are both Mediators on the Mali crisis.
President Jonathan will be accompanied by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga; the Minister of State II, Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed; the Chief Economic Adviser, Nwanze Okidigbe and the Director-General, Budget Office, Bright Okogwu.
The President is expected back in Nigeria on Saturday.
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