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Buhari joins ECOWAS leaders summit on COVID-19 via teleconference

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, in Abuja by teleconference participated in the wonderful summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States.

The News Agency of Nigeria reviews that the summit was once held by way of the regional leaders to deliberate on the COVID-19 pandemic which has persisted to ravage humanity worldwide.

In his remarks at the event, the Chairman of the ECOWAS and President of Niger Republic, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, raised an alarm over the devastating results of the lethal virus on human beings and economies of the member-states.

He, therefore, referred to as for collaborative efforts amongst the member-states to fight the pandemic, which he stated had already claimed many lives in the location and beyond.

The Nigerien president, who spoke in French, additionally endorsed whole debt cancellation for African nations to allow the continent to live on the post-coronavirus era.

While commending the World Bank and Africa Development Bank for their contributions so a long way toward combat the unfold of the lethal coronavirus, Issoufou entreated the two monetary institutions to do greater for the African continent so as to keep greater lives.

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, who spoke at the event, reiterated the willpower of the UN to proceed to associate with the African Union the ECOWAS in warfare the lethal Coronavirus.

He additionally known as for debt cancellation for African countries as phase of palliatives to cushion the results of the virus on their a number economies.

NAN reviews that the President of ECOWAS, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, had before in April in a announcement introduced monetary donations and equipment to its member states in assist of their battle in opposition to the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kassi Brou reaffirmed the commission’s harmony with member states as they battle to comprise the COVID-19 scourge.

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