President Muhammadu Buhari is due in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic today, for the 57th Ordinary Annual Session of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) Authorityof Head of State & Government.
According to the President’s aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari and his West African counterparts are to deliver the impact of the COVID-19, with President Buhari as the keynote speaker.
Buhari was appointed as ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 at the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23.
“As a champion, the Nigerian leader was expected to coordinate the sub-regional response against the pandemic. In furtherance of that objective, under the supervision of the champion, Nigerian ministers of Health, Aviation and Finance were appointed chairpersons of the Ministerial Coordination Committees on Health; Transport, Logistics and Trade; and Finance, respectively,” Shehu stated.