ECOWAS Parliament convenes extra ordinary session

Adoba Echono

The ECOWAS Parliament has convened an extra ordinary session to consider and adopt the draft report for the implementation of the supplementary act relating to the enhancement of its powers.

The five day session in Abuja, Nigeria will commence on Friday 10th February, 2017 in Abuja.

The Supplementary Act on the enhancement of powers of the parliament was adopted at the fiftieth summit of the authority of heads of state and government in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2016.

The new act will bequeath to the parliament the powers of mandatory accent and mandatory referral on budget scrutiny and issues of integration policies in the region.

The parliament will also pass a resolution on the recent political situation in the Gambia.

New member of the regional legislative body will be sworn in at the extra ordinary session of the regional parliament.

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