ECOWAS levies member states for Counter-Terrorism Fund

Gambian President Adama Barrow

Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged member states to contribute their agreed quota to the $1 billion dollar ECOWAS Counter-Terrorism Fund.
Addressing the 58th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, which was held virtually over the weekend, President Akufo-Addo noted that the sub-region continued to face critical security challenges with terrorist attacks in Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has directed the immediate release of $20 million dollars, earlier pledged by Nigeria, to the pool account of the ECOWAS Action Plan to fight terrorism across the sub-region. 

Adolphus Mawlolo reports.

Screengrab of ECOWAS Chair and Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo

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