The Financing Action Plans to combat terrorism destroying the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Member States has been listed as top agenda among other matters to be discussed during the 83rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers.

The Council’s Chairman and Niger Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kalla Ankouroa made this known in Abuja, at the opening of the Ministerial Session.

He said the Council of Ministers would be considering the financing of the action plan for counter terrorism in line with the decisions of the extraordinary ordinary summit of Heads of States. He noted that dealing with the new threats to security posed by terrorism was a matter of urgency, which requires the commitment of Member States.

Also speaking, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada said the end of the year Statutory ECOWAS Council of Ministers serves as a platform where thematic issues of the community are deliberated upon.

In his remarks, President, ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou, said that the Ordinary Session of Ministers creates an opportunity for the Commission to present the state of the Community to representatives of Members States.