President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will depart Abuja Thursday for Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government taking place from Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The Conference which will consider several reports from the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council, will also be addressed by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations to ECOWAS as well as the President of the African Union Commission.
During the session on the current situation in Mali, the summit will discuss presentations by President Jonathan and the President of Burkina-Faso, Mr. Blaise Compaore, who are both Mediators on the Mali crisis.
President Jonathan will be accompanied by the Minister of Works, Arc. Mike Onolememen; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga; the Minister of State II, Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed; the Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Nwanze Okidigbe and the Director-General, Budget Office, Dr. Bright Okogwu. The President is expected back in Nigeria on Saturday.