Security is the issue that GEJ and other ECOWAS leaders will talk about

by Laila Ibrahim

On Monday, December 14, President Goodluck Jonathan will host the 46th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja, where the current political and security situation in the sub-region will be discussed.

Presidential Spokesman Rueben Abati, released a statement saying that President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government of the regional body will also receive a briefing on recent developments in Burkina Faso and review the report of the 33rd Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council.

The summit will also discuss the consideration and adoption of the 2014 annual report of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the consideration and adoption of the report of the 73rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and the election of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for next year.

President Jonathan, the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President John Mahama of Ghana, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the United  Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas will give speak at the one-day summit before it goes into a closed-door session.

Some of the participating Heads of State and Government have already arrived in Abuja ahead of the opening of the summit tomorrow, while the decisions reached at the end of the deliberations is to be made available afterwards.

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