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ECOWAS session begins in Kano as Ado Bayero demands exploration of opportunities

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Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, has urged the parliamentarians of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to explore the business and investment opportunities in the ancient commercial city as they hold the Second Extra-Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament.

The first class Kano monarch however assured the ECOWAS parliamentarians of adequate security in the State, urging them to feel free to visit both the tourist and economic sites abound in the State.

The Emir, while commending Barau Jibrin, the Deputy President of the Senate, for facilitating the hosting of the session in Kano, told the parliamentarians to consider Kano as their second home, just as he prayed for peace and stability in Nigeria and the entire African sub-region.

Leading the delegation to Ado Bayero’s Palace in Kano, Barau Jibrin, the Deputy President of the Senate and the Acting Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, said the visit was part of activities lined up for the Second Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, holding in Kano, North West, Nigeria as

BusinessDay reports that parliamentarians from 12 Countries, including Nigeria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’ Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Togo, are participating in the Second Extraordinary Session of the Parliament.

Speaking during the visit, Jubrin explained that Kano was selected for the second extraordinary session to bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people.

“This will bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people at the grassroots. It will also create an avenue for interactions and business relations. The dream of our founding fathers is to unite us through ECOWAS.

“The emir is the custodian of our tradition and religion. We are here to seek for his blessings and register our respect for the emirate and the emir. Your Royal Highness, we also want to seek for your prayers for the event to be successful,” he said.