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BUHARI ARRIVES NIGER REPUBLIC

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Niamey, Republic of Niger to participate in the Fifty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
State House Correspondent Adamu Sambo reports that the President was accorded a befitting reception on arrival at Diori shamanic International Airport Niamey.
Ahead of the welcoming party was a high powered Nigerian Government delegation led by Prime Minister Brigi Rafini and the Nigerian Ambassador to Niger Amb Attahiru Halilu.
During The one-day summit the west African leaders are expected to deliberate on the Special Report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari as ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 in the sub region.
The Nigerian leader coordinated the sub-regional response against the pandemic.
The Summit will also receive a Special Reports on the ECOWAS Monetary cooperation Programme as well as the 2020 Interim Report on activities of the sub-regional body including ECOWAS Vision 2050.
The alarming rise in incidents of terrorism, insurgency, armed banditry and piracy will also come under focus, so also the disruption of the democratic process by the military in Mali.
Similarly with Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Niger holding parliamentary and presidential elections, this year, the imperative of strengthening democracy in the sub-region by respecting constitutional provisions, rule of law and outcomes of free and fair polls, will be emphasised.

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