December 6, 2022
Majority Leader of Gambian Parliament

Community lawmakers from the Gambia on the sidelines of the 2022 Second Ordinary Session on Saturday 3rd December 2022 paid a courtesy call on the President of the Republic, His Excellency Adama Barrow.

The President was in Abuja to attend the 62nd ECOWAS Ordinary Session of Heads of States and Government slated for Sunday 4th December 2022.

He was also on schedule to attend the swearing-in of Gambian-born President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, and the ECOWAS Excellence Award to the former President of Gambia, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, for his leadership in establishing ECOMOG, restoring peace in the sub region, and championing and making Banjul the home of Human Rights.

The Majority Leader and Head of the Gambian delegation to ECOWAS Parliament Hon. Billay G. Tunkara expressed their appreciation to the President on the ascension of a Gambian to the presidency of the ECOWAS Commission.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mamadou Tangara said that his Ministry was acting under the directive of the President to reach out to all his counterparts to present the Gambian candidate.
In his response, President Barrow noted the need for Gambians to assume such a crucial position in the sub-regional organisation.

He thanked the delegation for the visit and assured them of his governments support to the course of diplomacy between Gambia and Nigeria.