President Muhammadu Buhari has called for stronger partnerships among ECOWAS Leaders to tackle challenges facing the region, noting that the political, economic, security and covid-19 issues will require collective action.

The President, who spoke at the 60th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said the region faces renewed threats with the covid-19 pandemic, political tensions, terrorism and economic challenges.

Buhari commended his Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-addo, Chair of Authority of ECOWAS, Heads of State and Government and the President of the Republic of Ghana, for the purposeful leadership, commitment and energy he continues to exert to resolve the challenges confronting the organization.

The President noted that the challenges of covid-19 and the catastrophic consequences hoisted on socio-economic environment had continued, adding that the regional resilience, determination and resolution of working together, in solidarity with each other, assisted greatly to lessen the burdens of the pandemic.

President Buhari noted that the sub-region continues to face socio-economic, political, security and environmental fragilities linked to covid-19 pandemic.

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