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Germany commits €81 million to ECOWAS to tackle economy, insecurity, others  



Omar Alieu Touray

The Federal Republic of Germany has provided the sum of €81 million to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to tackle issues like insecurity, Infrastructural gaps, and climate change, among other concerns. 

Omar Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, announced this during a press conference held on Sunday in Abuja, where he welcomed Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Speaking at the event, Scholz specified electricity, healthcare, peace, and security as the focal points for their partnership with ECOWAS. 

Speaking earlier, Dr. Omar Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, emphasized that the Chancellor’s visit symbolized the significant importance attached to Germany-ECOWAS cooperation. 

He said that recently, they had concluded the agreement of €81 million that the German government and its people had committed to boost the ECOWAS region in sectors of the economy. 

Furthermore, Touray emphasized that they delved into the pressing issues plaguing the region such as insecurity, infrastructure shortcomings, and social development challenges. 

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz arrived in Nigeria on Sunday, 29th of October, in a two-day trip aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between Germany and the Sub-Saharan region. 

While in Nigeria, Chancellor Scholz met President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and ECOWAS Commission President, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray in Abuja. 

He will also proceed to Lagos where he will open a Nigeria-German Business Conference organized by the Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce. 

In Lagos, he will interface with representatives of Nigerian Civil Society as well as with Nigerian start-up entrepreneurs.