Nigeria: ECOWAS ministers to meet in Accra

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Council of Ministers is due to meet in Accra, Ghana, 19-20 June to consider wide ranging issues of common interest and concern to member states, including security, economic development and regional integration.

An ECOWAS Commission statement Tuesday said the meeting would also consider and endorse the Report of the Ministers in charge of security and integration as well as the Memorandum on the “ECOWAS Declaration on the Events in Northern Nigeria”, in the wake of repeated Boko Haram terrorist attacks that have claimed hundreds of lives and kidnappings, including more than 200 school girls.

The meeting, which will be the Council’s first session in Accra since Ghana’s President John Mahama assumed the ECOWAS chairmanship last March, will also see the swearing in of new Commissioners and Financial Controller who assumed duties in February; and the presentation and consideration of the 2014 Interim Report of the ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Desire Ouédraogo.

The ECOWAS Council of Ministers comprises Ministers in charge of ECOWAS affairs in member states.

It meets at least twice a year in ordinary sessions and makes recommendations to the region's leaders on Community development as well as coordination and harmonisation of economic integration policies.
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17 june 2014 12:34:08




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