ECOWAS LEADERS SET UP COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA’S LAND BORDER CLOSURE
Written by thereachfm on February 11, 2020
The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has
constituted a committee to study and make a full report on the
Nigerian government’s land border closure with neighbouring
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and
Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement said the committee is
headed by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso.
Shehu said the decision to set up the committee was agreed in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at an extraordinary session of ECOWAS
leaders convened on the margins of the 33rd AU Summit to
discuss the issue and other pressing regional matters.
It could be recalled that Nigeria, in mid-October, 2019, shut its
land borders to importation of goods.