Tinubu departs Nigeria to attend ECOWAS Summit in Guinea-Bissau

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has departed Nigeria for Guinea-Bissau to attend the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States.

The president jetted out of the country today, Saturday, July 8, 2023.

This is the second time Tinubu will represent Nigeria at an international forum since he was sworn in on May 29, 2023.

Recall that the president recently returned from France, where he attended a financial summit.

At the ECOWAS summit, African leaders are expected to address memoranda on pressing sub-regional issues, including the report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council covering security challenges the member countries face.

The report of the 90th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers on the financial situation of the body, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, as well as the report of the transition in the republics of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, will also be considered.

Other items for discussion include memoranda on the ECOWAS single currency programme and the report on obstacles to the free movement of goods in the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.

Presidential Policy Advisory Council members and other top government officials will accompany President Tinubu.