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Buhari Seeks ECOWAS Collaboration To Tackle COVID

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President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaboration among members of Economic Community for West African States, ECOWAS in tackling its challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina in a statement, said the president made the call on Sunday when he received other West African leaders for the 60th Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) ordinary session in Abuja.

Buhari said: “Today’s realities remind us of the need to continue to forge stronger solidarity in order to address the new challenges, including the current third wave of the pandemic and its Omicron variant.

“I am glad that the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States and the West Africa Health Organization is continuing to work with our respective national disease control centres to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on our people and subregion

“At this 60th Ordinary Session, we have before us several issues of critical importance to the community as listed on our agenda.

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“I would, therefore, urge us to carefully consider the issues to be presented to us and take well-informed concrete decisions for the welfare and well-being of our peoples and the future of our community.

“The challenges of coronavirus and the catastrophic consequences posed on our socioeconomic environment continues to torment us.

“The regional resilience, determination and resolution of working together in solidarity with each other, assisted us greatly to lessen the burden of the pandemic.’’

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