Pantami Welcomes Ivorian President Ouattara for ECOWAS Meeting
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Ibrahim Pantami, have received Mr. Alassane Quattara, President of Cote D’Ivoire.
Qattara, who is in Abuja, for the 60th Extra-Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, was received by Pantami, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, a statement by Uwa Suleiman, Spokesperson to the Communications Minister, revealed.
Part of the statement reads: “His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Nigeria, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, MCPN is pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of CoteD’Ivoire, His Excellency Alassane Quattara to the 60th extraordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority Heads of State, holding in the nation’s capital Abuja.
“As Nigeria stands tall and proud to play host to leaders in the sub-region, it is with utmost sense of duty that the Honourable Minister chaperones His Excellency at this epoch-making session of ECOWAS on behalf of the Federal Government as assigned by the President.
“In the same vein, the Honourable Minister on behalf of the President and the entire people of Nigeria, extends our sincere congratulations to the President and people of CoteD’Ivoire on the historic building of its new Chancellery in Nigeria’s capital. This will in no small measure, strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries and the sub- region at large.
“In discharging this national assignment as His Excellency’s official chaperone, Professor Pantami will be supported by the Honourable Minister of Power Engr Abubakar Aliyu, and accompanied by the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu, mni and the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Malam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE.
The Honourable Minister, on behalf of Mr President, and indeed, all Nigerians, wishes His Excellency a most successful session.”
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