By Temitope Ponle
The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Mr Moustapha Cissé Lo, says the parliament will support the G5 Sahel group to promote peace and security in the region.
Cissé Lo made the pledge at the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the parliament on Thursday in Abuja.
“Most of the countries are members of the ECOWAS as well so there is no competition and we cannot solve the security problem within ECOWAS if we do not solve the problem around the Sahel area.
“Normally, we are supposed to have a resolution urging the Heads of State to support the G5 Sahel.”
The G5 Sahel or G5S is an institutional framework for coordination of regional cooperation in development policies and security matters in West Africa.
The purpose of G5S is to strengthen the bond between economic development and security.
It was formed on Feb. 16, 2014, in Nouakchott and is made up of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger and is permanently seated in Mauritania.
The speaker said that most of the ECOWAS member states were part of the G5S and their contributions would complement the efforts of the group.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Niger, Mr Yousouff Aya, urged members to support the fight against terrorism and illegal migration.
He added that the major challenges in the Sahel area were “under the purview of parliamentarians”.
“The countries of the Sahel have fought vigorously by creating an intergovernmental framework of G5 Sahel.
“For their part, the parliamentarians of these five countries have created an inter-parliamentary structure so as to follow the construction of this framework.
“The objective of this is to make sure that they have good governance in the conduct of activities in terms of security and development.
“The ECOWAS parliamentarians, on their part, should be spokespersons of this exigency for world peace.”
On the issue of illegal migration, Aya called on members of the parliament to create conditions for citizens to migrate legitimately to encourage free movement of persons and good.
He also lauded the efforts the parliament in its fight against illegal migration
“Mr Speaker, I want to hope that I can count on the involvement of your parliament so that we can create conditions for good migration that is free of mafia groups, that does not condemn our youth to death in the dessert or in the Mediterranean.
“I hope that the members of ECOWAS parliament will actively involve themselves so that migration will be regulated by laws and other enactments.
“I want you to commit ECOWAS so we can pull our efforts to organise more vigilant control at the borders more exposed in our community.”
The Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament is to consider and adopt the 2019 Budget of the Community and also several work programmes.
The ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou will present the community report and members of the parliament will also present their various country reports at the session. (NAN)
Desperation to have a male child made me steal a 2-month-old baby – Lady confesses
#BBNaija: Mercy is the woman Ike has been searching for – Ike’s sister approves relationship
#BBNaija: Frodd wins ultimate veto power challenge
Foolishness made me wash my boyfriend’s ‘yansh’ after he poops – Nigerian Lady recounts her love experience.
#BBNaija: Ebuka speaks on what ultimate veto power entails
Fake Ned Nwoko’s Son ‘Emzy’ Emmanuel Israel Arrested By Police
“Sometimes a broken heart fixes your vision” – Nollywood Actor, Blossom Chukwu says
[Music] Paul Cleverlee – “UEVA” ft. Zlatan
[Video] Paul Cleverlee – “Ueva” ft. Zlatan
[Movie] Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island (2019) – Hollywood Movie | Mp4 Download
[Music] Naira Marley – “Puta” (Pxta)
CeeC dazzles in vintage jumpsuit
[Movie] Mokalik (Mechanic) – Nollywood Movie | Mp4 Download
MTN Free Browsing Cheat Settings For 24Clan VPN Green Edition
You May Like
[Audio + Video] Lord Sky – “Chiwawa” ft. Tacha And Omashola
Lord Sky ft. Tacha Mp3 Download Nigeria’s creative record producer, Lord Sky has released a new mashup titled “Chiwawa“. “Chiwawa”...
[Movie] Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – Hollywood Movie | Mp4 Download
Mp4 Download Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 720p 480p , Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw...
[Video] Falz – “Loving”
VIDEO: Falz – Loving Multi-talented Nigerian rapper, Falz has released the official music video to his newly released single tagged,...
[Movie] Cold Feet – Nollywood Movie | Mp4 Download
Mp4 Download HOT Cold Feet – Nollywood Movie 720p 480p , HOT Cold Feet – Nollywood Movie , x265 x264...
[Movie] Makate Must Sell – Nollywood Movie | Mp4 Download
Mp4 Download Hot Makate Must Sell – Nollywood Movie 720p 480p , Hot Makate Must Sell – Nollywood Movie ,...
[Video] Naira Marley – “Puta” (Pxta)
VIDEO: Naira Marley – Puta [Pxta] Nigerian street-hop artiste, Naira Marley has released the visual to his new single titled...
[Video] Wizkid – “Ghetto Love”
Starboy Entertainment presents the official music video to Wizkid’s debut single of the year titled “Ghetto Love“, produced by Killertunes...