COVID-19 yet to reach its peak, Buhari tells ECOWAS

By AdvocateNews on 12/06/2020

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, charged the ECOWAS Commission to come up with an economic recovery plan to help member-states to recover from the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19.

Buhari also lamented that COVID-19 had yet to reach its peak in West Africa and warned against laxity in the fight against the pandemic.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, indicated that the President spoke during a virtual meeting with the President of the commission, Jean Kassi-Brou.

Shehu said Buhari, in his capacity as the ECOWAS COVID-19 champion, agreed to provide logistic support to enable the sub-region to receive and distribute procured and donated medical equipment using Abuja as the hub for the distribution.

He called on member-states to continually sensitise their citizens on preventive measures.

The President expressed appreciation on behalf of ECOWAS member-states for the “swift interventions made to the West African Health Organisation and the Africa Centre for Disease Control by the Jack Ma Foundation,” while also commending the support so far received from “development partners such as the European Union, African Development Bank, France and Germany for their financial contributions in the procurement of medical supplies.”

He urged member-states to work closely in order to overcome the pandemic in the sub-region.

In his report to Buhari, the President of ECOWAS Commission called for additional strategies to assist the sub-region in fighting the health and economic impact of COVID-19.

According to Kassi-Brou, these include, the need for advocacy at continental and global levels particularly with the G20, World Bank, United Nations and the African Development Bank among others, for support to negate the health and economic damage to the ECOWAS sub-region; and mass awareness campaign to achieve behavioural change among the citizens of the community with effective customs, security and health protocols put in place throughout the sub-region.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission used the occasion to condole with the government and people of Nigeria on the latest Boko Haram attack on Gubio Local Government in Borno State during which scores of people were killed.

Posted 12/06/2020 06:03:14 AM

 

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