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Be like EU, Tinubu tells ECOWAS
President Bola Tinubu has called for integration amongst the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) at the 2nd Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament 2023…
President Bola Tinubu has called for integration amongst the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) at the 2nd Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament 2023 in Abuja.
Tinubu, who was represented by Deputy Senate President Jibirn Barau at the Legislature of 2023 Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, said that regional integration was key to Africa.
He said that the European Union had achieved a single currency for its member states, maintained peace, and abolished passport control within the Schengen region.
“They have successfully combined the characteristics of a federation and a confederation. African nations, with their unique challenges, require even greater cooperation and integration.
“The atrocities in Sudan go unnoticed, while other regions receive immediate attention. We must take charge of our destiny, working together, collaborating and integrating.
“Therefore, I pose the question, where do we go from here? The path ahead lies in the pursuit of integration and development.
“Integration should not be seen as a choice, but as an imperative. We must leave a lasting legacy for future generations, recognising that together we can achieve and accomplish more.
“Let us draw inspiration from the European Union’s example and strive for the advancement of our beloved West Africa,’’ he said.
Tinubu, however, expressed optimism that the discussions held during the session would resonate throughout time and serve as inspiration for future generations.
The session is scheduled from Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, 2023 and will witness the swearing-in of new parliamentarians, among other activities.