Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has arrived in Accra, Ghana to represent Nigeria at the 61st Ordinary Session of the Authority of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.
This was revealed by the spokesperson for Osinbajo, Laolu Akande.
According to him, the VP would be standing in for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the summit, where he will join other leaders to deliberate and take decisions on political, security and humanitarian issues among others regarding the sub-region.
The meeting would also review the situations in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso, particularly towards restoring democratic rule.
West African leaders have since 2020 held several sessions, including emergency meetings, dedicated to finding lasting solutions to the resurgence of coups in some of the countries in the sub-region.
At the summit, the Mediation and Security Council of ECOWAS would update leaders on political developments in the region and in the Sahel region.
The Council will also provide updates on the issues of insecurity, challenges relating to youth unemployment and the impact of diseases and pandemics on social tensions in the region.