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Akufo-Addo in Abuja for ECOWAS Summit


President Akufo-Addo has arrived in the Nigerian capital Abuja for the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of heads of State and Government.

The President was received at the VIP section of the Nnamdi Azikwie airport by Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa and other High Commission officials in Nigeria.

Ghana’s Participation

President Akufo Addo is expected to carry his agenda of Africa beyond aid and the need to speed up the implementation of the single currency for the ECOWAS Region. President Akufo-Addo made a call on August 1, 2017, when he delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony of Course 25 participants of Nigeria’s National Defence College, in Abuja, Nigeria that with West Africa and Africa’s population set to reach 500 million and 2 billion people in 20 years, respectively, the process of regional and continental integration should be in the interest of all Africans and must no longer stall. He is expected to reiterate this call and to push it through for adoption by his colleagues.

Bilateral Engagements

In an interview with Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa ahead of the President’s arrival, he confirmed that the President will hold bilateral talks with some of his colleague Heads of State on the sidelines of the summit. President Akufo-Addo will also call on the Nigerian President, Mahamudu Buhari in his office.

Source: Starrfmonline

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