President Jonathan departs to ECOWAS summit in Cote D’Ivoire.


President Jonathan To Leave Nigeria On ThursdayPresident Goodluck Jonathan will depart to Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire, on March 27, 2014, Thursday, to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Heads of State and Government.
According to the statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the conference is scheduled for March 28-29, 2014.
The participants will consider several reports from the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and Mediation and Security Council.
Speeches of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations to ECOWAS and the President of the African Union Commission are also expected.
President Jonathan and the President of Burkina-Faso, Blaise Compaore, will discuss the current situation in Mali. Both of the leaders are the Mediators on the Mali crisis.
Jonathan’s administration will also be represented by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga; the Minister of State II, Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed; the Chief Economic Adviser, Nwanze Okidigbe and the Director-General, Budget Office, Bright Okogwu.
The president will return to Abuja on March 29, 2014, Saturday.
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