Thursday, 23 April 2020

ECOWAS Heads Of States Appoints Buhari Chairman Of Covid-19 Committee


The ECOWAS presidents have appointed President Buhari as the Champion of the COVID-19 response.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement at the end of the meeting.

During the teleconference, President Buhari had called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID -19 pandemic and tap into various opportunities it has presented for the betterment of lives in member states.
A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Twitter-@FMICNigeria

“In every challenging situation such as the current one, there are also opportunities,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.

The President added, “Our region must, therefore, seek to find those opportunities provided by this gloomy global outlook for its benefit by embarking on the implementation of such critical policies, which before now, will be difficult to accept.”

He called on his colleagues to intensify collaboration in order to save the region from the pandemic by sharing their experiences and best practices.

President Buhari also highlighted some of the measures taken by his government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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