ECOWAS Parliament holds session in Kano state, Nigeria 

Elizabeth AtimeMay 21, 20242 min

This will bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people at the grassroots. It will also create an avenue for interactions and business relations. The dream of our founding fathers is to unite us through ECOWAS.

Members of the Sixth Legislature of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Monday, held their Second Extraordinary Session in Kano, North West, Nigeria.

Parliamentarians from 12 countries including Nigeria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’ Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Togo, are participating in the second extraordinary session of the parliament.

The Deputy President of the Senate and the Acting Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Barau Jibrin, led a delegation to the Emir’s Palace as part of its activities lined up in taking the parliament closest to the people.

Speaking during the visit, Senator Barau explained that Kano was selected for the second extraordinary session to bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people. 

This will bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people at the grassroots. It will also create an avenue for interactions and business relations. The dream of our founding fathers is to unite us through ECOWAS.

The Emir is the custodian of our tradition and religion. We are here to seek his blessings and register our respect for the emirate and the emir. Your Royal Highness, we also want to seek your prayers for the event to be successful,” he said.

The Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, while commending the Deputy President of the Senate for facilitating the hosting of the session in Kano, urged the parliamentarians to explore business opportunities in the state.

In his remarks, the Emir thanked the parliamentarians for the visit and prayed for the successful conduct of the extraordinary session of the parliament as he prayed for peace and stability in  Nigeria and the entire subregion.

Elizabeth Atime

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