Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

 

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

CONTENT

ECOWAS was founded in lagos on the 28th of May, 19 75 to promote free trade movement among members state.

The headquarters of ECOWAS is at ABUJA

Member counties of ECOWAS

West African States Member states:

West African States Member states:

BENIN 🇧🇯
BURKINA FASO
CABO VERDE
CÔTE D’IVOIRE
The GAMBIA 🇬🇲
GHANA 🇬🇭
GUINEA 🇬🇳
GUINEA BISSAU
LIBERIA 🇱🇷
MALI 🇲🇱
NIGER 🇳🇪
NIGERIA 🇳🇬
SENEGAL 🇸🇳
SIERRA LEONE.
TOGO 🇹🇬

There are fifteen member countries in all

OBJECTIVES OF ECOWAS

1. To promote inter trade among member countries

2. To allow free movement of of goods, services and persons within ECOWAS sub region

3.. To ease mobility of labour

4. To eliminate international trade barriers

5.. To promote international friendship among member countries

Evaluation

1. What is the full meaning of ECOWAS

2. How many countries are members of the ECOWAS Community

3. Mention two objectives of ECOWAS

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