President Bio concluded a constructive meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ambassadors on November 30, 2023, following the failed coup attempt on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
The delegation included the Ambassador of Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and The Gambia respectively.
President Bio briefed them on recent developments, highlighting that the situation was under control with improved security measures. He reiterated his commitment to his pivotal priorities known as the Big Five Game changers: “FEED SALONE,” Human Capital Development, Youth Empowerment, Revamping Public Service Architecture, and the pursuit of Sustained Economic Growth through Technology and Infrastructure.
The Nigerian High Commissioner in Sierra Leone, His Excellency Henry John Omaku, registered his country’s message of solidarity, noting that what happened in Sierra Leone could happen to any country, adding that, ECOWAS would not support any unlawful takeover of power, emphasising that the regional bloc. He said that any call for assistance should be relayed immediately to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS who were ready to give their full support to the Government of Sierra Leone.
In her statement, the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Sierra Leone, H.E. Mrs. Worwornyo Agyeman, said the two countries were interconnected, which was why her government supported ECOWAS’s assistance.
She informed of the visit tomorrow, Friday, November 2023, of ECOWAS’s standby forces to the facilities of the ECOWAS logistics depot in Lungi in the country’s north-western region.
The Gambia, Liberia and Guinea registered their support for the government of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio, with Guinea reiterating that they would comply with all the protocols of ECOWAS regarding the situation in Sierra Leone, including border controls.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Timothy Musa Kabba, registered Government’s profound appreciation to the representatives from the various countries, calling on neighbouring Liberia and Guinea to work together.