First Deputy Speaker ECOWAS Parliament
June 28, 2022

The 2022 First Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, ended on Monday, June 27, 2022 with the adoption of reports of standing committees, joint and Ad Hoc Committees. Adoption of the draft texts was made by the Council of Ministers of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Governments.
First Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament Ahmed Idris Wase who closed the session on behalf of the Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohamed Tunis was pleased with work done by lawmakers especially in the technical discussions leading to the conclusion of Parliament’s Advisory Opinion on the referrals made by the ECOWAS Commission, covering a variety of subjects.

As Members of Parliament, their major responsibility is to represent the people and work towards the transformation of the Community into a self-sufficient, sustainable, prosperous, and peaceful sub-region. He underscored the need, to take back control of lives and the future of the sub-region. Consequently, Community Institutions, as vehicles of the integration process, must be made to function efficiently towards fulfilling their respective mandates to the people.

“The first step towards attaining full parliamentary status is the direct election of members to the ECOWAS Parliament. This also means that we must step up the task at hand. We must work relentlessly to ensure that our efforts yield the needed dividend”.

“Permit me to send hearty congratulations to all Honorable Members who won their respective seats at the just concluded parliamentary elections in some of our Member States. I employ you to never betray the trust. Serve well, lead well, and represent adequately”, he advised.