ECOWAS leaders on Thursday appointed President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the combat in opposition to the unfold of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the sub-region.
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, verified this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the stop of the exquisite summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summit was once convened by the regional leaders to deliberate on the COVID-19 pandemic which has persevered to ravage humanity worldwide.
Adesina stated that the regional leaders mentioned the challenges posed via COVID-19 and how excellent to handle the deadly virus. “The West African leaders discussed how to address the duration of COVID-19 and what to do post-COVID-19.
The Chairman of the ECOWAS and President of Niger Republic, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, had at some stage in the opening of the summit raised alarm over the devastating outcomes of the deadly virus on human and economies of the member-states.
He, therefore, for called for collaborative efforts amongst the member-states to combat the pandemic, which he said had already claimed many lives in the region and beyond.
The Nigerien president, who spoke in the French language, also advocated for whole money owed cancellation for African nations to allow the African continent to continue to exist the post-coronavirus era.
While commending the World Bank and Africa Development Bank (AfDB) for their contributions so a ways toward fighting the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, Issoufou advised the two monetary institutions to do greater for the African continent so as to save extra lives.
NAN reviews that about 13 ECOWAS leaders, inclusive of President Muhammadu Buhari, are participating in the teleconference as at the time of filing this report.