Border closure: ECOWAS sends message to Nigeria, Benin, Niger

The Authority of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Governments has urged Nigeria, Benin and Niger to quickly conclude its work in order to resolve all existing border issues.

This was made known in the final communiqué read by Mr Jean-Claude Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission and made available to the media on Monday in Abuja.

The Authority tasked the Tripitite Ministerial Committee of the three countries to speed up negotiations.

On the free movement of persons and goods, ECOWAS reiterated the need for all Member States to fully implement the Protocol on Free Movement as it relates to the rights of entry, residence and establishment.

The Authority noted the challenges of the implementation of the protocol of Free Movement of Persons and Goods arising from the partial closure of…

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