The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu explained that the decision to set up the committee was agreed on 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 in Addis Ababa on Sunday
According to Shehu, the reporters were briefed after the three-hour closed-door session by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who travelled to Ethiopia alongside President Muhammadu Buhari and other.
“The President of Burkina Faso is charged with undertaking a full study of the situation, make a report and then we take it from there,” Onyeama was quoted as saying in the statement.
When asked about the time the report would be presented to ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, he replied, “As soon as possible.
“There are no timelines; but ECOWAS Heads of State and Government is supposed to start very quickly, study the situation from all the affected countries and present his report.”