Badaru Attends ECOWAS Security Meeting, Affirms Nigeria’s Commitment To Region.
The Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru has affirmed Nigeria’s commitment to regional security cooperation with other member countries of ECOWAS.
Badaru stated this during the Opening Ceremony of the Extraordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the Ministerial Level in Abuja.
A statement by the Director Information, Ministry of Defence Henshaw Ogubike, issued on Saturday indicates that the Minister attended the event along side his counterparts from the ECOWAS community to deliberate on pressing security matters affecting the region.
He said the purpose of the meeting was on the withdrawal of three members states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) namely; Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso which has generated concern across the region and posing security threats.
Badaru further emphasized the importance of collective action in addressing regional security challenges, saying that: “Nigeria remains committed to working hand in hand with our ECOWAS counterparts to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens.”
The Minister’s active involvement in the ECOWAS Ministerial Level Session reflects Nigeria’s leadership role in promoting peace and security throughout West Africa. His unwavering dedication to advancing the ECOWAS security agenda sets a commendable example for regional cooperation and solidarity.
Earlier, the President of ECOWAS, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray commended the timing of the meeting as members of ECOWAS to solve our common problem.
Representatives of member states under the leadership of the Commission’s Chairman and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar came up with possible solutions for the pressing challenges facing members states, such as: climate change, violent extremism, migration, organized crimes among others.