ECOWAS presidents adopt $2.3b budget to counter regional insecurity


Agency Report

THE Authority of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Governments have adopted the 2020 to 2024 Action Plan to eradicate terrorism in the sub-region with a budget of $2.3 billion.

The Authority adopted the budget implementation during its 56th Ordinary Session held in Abuja following the call for the urgent need to address the recurring terrorist attacks in member-states.

This was made known in the final communiqué read by Mr. Jean-Claude Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission yesterday in Abuja.

According to the communiqué, the Authority agreed that out of the $2.3 billion, $1 billion would be financed from internal funds.

It stated that the Authority expressed grave concern at the resurgence of terrorist attacks, targeted at the defence, security forces, civilians and the social and economic structures and places of worship.

The ECOWAS Presidents reaffirmed their determination to leave no stone unturned in eradicating terrorism in the region, expressing solidarity…



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