ECOWAS leaders meet in Abuja

ECOWAS Heads of States

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will Monday in Abuja host the 46th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government which will, among others, deliberate on the current political and security situation in the sub-region.

President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Governments of the regional body will also receive a briefing on recent developments in Burkina Faso and review the report of the 33rd Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council.

Also on the agenda of the summit are the consideration and adoption of the 2014 annual report of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the consideration and adoption of the report of the 73rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and the election of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for next year.

President Jonathan; the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President John Mahama of Ghana; the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas; will present statements to the one-day summit before it goes into a closed-door session.

Some of the participating Heads of State and Government have already arrived in Abuja ahead of the opening of the summit tomorrow.

A communiqué on the summit’s decisions is expected at the conclusion of their deliberations tomorrow.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

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