- Buhari will travel to Niger Republic for ECOWAS meeting
- The Nigerian president will also present a special report in coronavirus
- Recall that Buhari was elected to coordinate the sub-regional response to the virus
To participate in the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Niamey, Niger Republic on Monday, September 7.
According to Malam Garba Shehu, the one-day summit will deliberate on the Special Report on COVID-19 to be presented by President Buhari.
Recall that Buhari was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23.
At the event, Buhari will also present a special report on the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
”The president of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean Claude Kassi Brou will present to the West African leaders, the 2020 Interim Report on activities of the sub-regional body including ECOWAS Vision 2050.
”The alarming rise in incidents of terrorism, insurgency, armed banditry and piracy will also come under focus, while the disruption of the democratic process by the military in Mali, will receive further attention.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that many Nigerians have expressed frustration over the recent fuel price increase by the federal government.
In a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Thursday, September 3, many of the respondents say they are not happy with the new development.
While 47.6% of the respondents say they are frustrated over the price hike, 35.9% say they are angry over the development, 11.2% say they will adjust to the new realities while 5.3% of the respondents are of the opinion that the hike was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legit.ng also reported that the Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) described the increase in the price of petrol and the upward review of electricity tariffs by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission as “draconian anti-masses policy by a heartless administration.”
In a press statement issued yesterday by its spokesman, O’Seun John, the organisation urged the federal government to revert to the initial price of petrol and electricity tariff.
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