Politics 4 Important Things Buhari Told ECOWAS President In Abuja



President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the President of ECOWAS Commission and Chairperson of the African Union Commission, at State House, Abuja.

Here are few things the President told the ECOWAS team in Abuja:

1. Mr. Buhari emphasized the need for accountability and good neighbourliness in both the sub-region, and on the African continent.

2. Receiving first His Excellency Marcel A. de Souza, president of the ECOWAS Commission, President Buhari said it was gladdening that the organization was demanding accountability from its headquarters staff, which made it recently invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from Nigeria, to look into its books.


3. President Buhari said Nigeria would continue to fulfill its obligations to the sub-regional body.

4. President Buhari said he expected a formal report on the situation in Guinea Bissau at the meeting, noting: We need our troops back home, and I hope the President of that country will accept a constitutional way to resolve the situation there."

The ECOWAS Commission boss thanked Nigeria for agreeing to host the 52nd Ordinary Session at short notice, adding that the impact of Nigeria was quite strong in the organization.

"We are under financial pressure due to terrorist attacks in the sub-region, but Nigeria being out of recession will have an impact on the entire region," de Souza said.