President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in the 58th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Newsmen report that the meeting started at about 11.00am with some cabinet members.
They include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Interior, Ra’uf Aregbeshola and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Others in attendance at the meeting are National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, and some officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Newsmen report that President Buhari had in Sept. 2020 during the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Niamey, Niger Republic, presented Special Report on COVID-19.
The Nigerian leader was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23.
As a champion, Buhari was expected to coordinate the sub-regional response against the pandemic.
Newsmen gathered that regional issues including the second wave of the pandemic and the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines would dominate discussions at today’s meeting.