President Goodluck Jonathan will today depart Abuja for Yamoussoukro, Cote dâ€™Ivoire, to participate in the 44th Ordinary Session of the conference of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government.
The session, according to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, is billed for Friday and Saturday.
.According to the statement, the conference would consider several reports from the ECOWAS Commission, Council of Ministers and ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council.
It would also be addressed by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations to ECOWAS as well as the President of the African Union Commission.
During the session on the current situation in Mali, the statement stressed, the summit would discuss presentations by President Jonathan and the President of Burkina-Faso, Mr. Blaise Compaore, who are both mediators on the Mali crisis.
Jonathan would be accompanied by the Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen; the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga; the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed; the Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Nwanze Okidigbe and the Director-General, Budget Office, Dr. Bright Okogwu.
The president is expected back in Nigeria on Saturday.