The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministers are currently in a meeting to discuss the announced withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic from the regional body.
The meeting held at the Commission’s office in Abuja also aims to discuss the political situation in Senegal, where the President postponed the presidential poll, resulting in widespread protests.
ECOWAS Commission President, Dr. Alieu Touray noted that the meeting will consider the notification of withdrawal of the three countries and wider implementations.
Touray stressed that as a community, this is the best time for the sub-region to stay together despite the challenges.
He reminded the gathering that ECOWAS is not an institution but a community.
He said the claims given by the countries have no real basis and were hasty.
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