Barau charges ECOWAS MPs to join forces for regional prosperity

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The 1st Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Right Honourable, Barau Jibrin, has called on members of parliament to join forces together for the peace and development of the region.

Barau, who is the acting Speaker in the absence of the Togolese delegation which is supposed to produce the Speaker, gave this charge at the closing of the Inaugural Session of the Sixth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, on April 6, 2024.

The Nigerian Deputy Senate President told members of the parliament that the community would be counting on their efforts, contributions, and effective presence, adding that their passion, dedication, and commitment to achieving the objectives of the Parliament would enable it to make “ECOWAS an ECOWAS of peoples where peace and prosperity reign for all”.

He said: “Our responsibilities are heavy, and we must be aware of them and remain totally faithful to our commitments. That’s why we need to work together with intelligence, rigour, and determination to meet the major challenges that lie ahead.

“As you can see, Honourable Members, the mission we have been assigned is enormous but very exciting because it involves putting ourselves at the service of the community to ensure its prosperity and emergence.

“As you well know, we have deliberately chosen to be on this front. So, let’s join forces beyond our differences to remain true to our commitments and make history with our term of office. Therefore, let us work resolutely to produce concrete and valuable results for ECOWAS.”

The inaugural session which was opened on Thursday by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ECOWAS Chairman, ended on Saturday.

At the session, principal officers were elected except the Speaker of the Parliament as Togo, whose turn it is to lead the parliament, has not sent in her delegates.

Also, some committee members were appointed during the session.

After the adoption of all resolutions, the session was adjourned till further notice.

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