ECOWAS Commission Lauded For Promoting Regional Integration

ECOWAS Commission Lauded For Promoting Regional Integration

The Benin Republic Minister for Economy and Finance, Mr. Jonas Gbian, has commended the collaborative efforts of the ECOWAS Commission and its member states in promoting integration.

This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Commission’s Acting Director of Communication, Mr Sunny Ugoh.

The statement quoted Gbian as making the commendation in Ouidah, Benin Republic, during the 9th Benin National Integration Week.

He noted that the integration week which started on Feb. 25, had created among others, a better understanding of the regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and Goods.

The statement said that the minister, who was represented by his Director of Cabinet, Mr Adjovi Servais, applauded the foresight of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.

It said that Gbian applauded their foresight, especially in helping to galvanise different sectors of the economies of member states around integration issues.

The Minister called on his compatriots, especially inhabitants of the coastal region, to maximise the opportunity provided by the Week to embrace the integration vision of ECOWAS.

The Benin Ministry of Economy and Finance introduced the National Week of Integration in 2004 as part of effort to promote regional integration by the community’s citizens, in line with the ECOWAS mandate.


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