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ECOWAS Parliament wishes Buhari quick recovery

….Condemns terror attacks in Mali
The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has joined Nigerians in wishing President Muhammadu Buhari a quick recovery as he takes care of himself in a London hospital.
The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, made the remark while delivering his opening speech at 2017 1st Extraordinary Session of the 4th Legislature in Abuja.
He said: “I learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in London, Great Britain for health reasons, I wish him, on your behalf, a quick recovery.”
On the economic front and as it concerns Nigeria, according to Cisse Lo, our host country, has been suffering since 2015, particularly from the fall in the price of barrel of crude oil and the never-ending attacks of its oil installations by rebel groups, resulting in revenue loss for the government, a high inflation and shortage of foreign currencies.
“The decrease in petroleum revenue lays bare the real fragility of the budget,” he added.
Speaking on the political and security situation in Mali, the speaker of the regional legislative body condemned what he described as “despicable and cowardly attacks” carried out in the region by the enemies of peace and reconciliation in the country.
“It is with dismay and shock that we learnt of the terrorist attack on a camp of the Malian armed forces in Gao, on 18 January 2016, causing dozens of death and several seriously wounded victims. Allow me to pay tribute to the memory of the victims and send my heartfelt condolences to the Armed Forces of Mali, the families of the departed and wish the wounded a quick recovery,” he said.

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