Nigerian president to attend regional meeting on common currency


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.

Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement made available to Xinhua on Monday, said the country’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele would accompany the president to the meeting.

He added that member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger.

Adesina said Buhari would return to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital the same day after the meeting.

The countries of West Africa are working toward achieving monetary and currency integration by introducing a common currency called “Ecoi” throughout the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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