BREAKING: Buhari, other West African leaders hold bilateral talks in Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, held bilateral discussions with some fellow Presidents of other West African countries in Abuja.

The details or purpose for the talks were yet to be gathered as at the time of filing this report.

The discussions were held on the sidelines of the ongoing 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

Among the West African leaders said to have met with President Buhari included President Alassane Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire; Patrick Talon of Benin Republic; Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone; George Weah of Liberia and Rock Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso.

The 56th session of the ECOWAS is expected to consider among other sub-regional issues, the recommendations on the proposed single currency regime for the sub-region.

It would be recalled that leaders of the region had agreed on a single currency for the sub-region 30 years back, to boost cross-border trade and economic development.

They had formally agreed to name the common currency “Eco”.

Details shortly…


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