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Osinbajo To Represent Nigeria At ECOWAS Meeting In Accra

Channels Television  
Updated September 16, 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) boarding an aircraft.

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will be representing Nigeria at the 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in the Republic of Guinea.

The Vice President who left Abuja on Thursday morning for Accra, Ghana, was accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and is expected back in Abuja later in the day.

This was disclosed in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande.

Professor Osinbajo had participated virtually in the previous ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the political situation in Guinea and Mali on September 8.


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The leaders had, at the meeting, decided that Guinea would be immediately suspended from all ECOWAS governing bodies and statutory meetings.

They had also called for the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde and other arrested persons, demanded the immediate return of Guinea to constitutional order, and decided to immediately dispatch a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess the situation.

The physical meeting taking place today will review the situation in the west-African country in the light of the report of the ECOWAS high-level mission to Conakry.