The Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed its support for President Bola Tinubu’s efforts aimed at revitalizing the “giant of Africa.”
Umaro Sissoco Embalo, President of Guinea-Bissau and Chairman of ECOWAS’ Authority of Heads of State and Government, made this statement during a personal visit to Tinubu in Lagos on Saturday. He emphasized that the economic measures taken so far would not only benefit Nigeria but also have positive implications for the entire West Africa region.
Following the visit, Mr. Dele Alake, Special Adviser for Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy to the President, informed the press that the visit was entirely private.
“It was a meeting between two African brother presidents and it was very cordial. Of course, the visiting president appreciated the steps taken by President Bola Tinubu within the last month,
“He said he is ready to cooperate with Nigeria and President Bola Tinubu at all times just as the rest of the world have commended him over his recent policies.
“They also spoke of the ECOWAS head of government meeting which is imminently coming up and also spoke on other areas of cooperation,” he said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the gathering was graced by notable figures including Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to the president, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Alake, among others.
Following the private meeting that lasted over three hours, the leader of Guinea-Bissau has departed.