Human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take advantage of the political crisis in the region to launch the “ECO” currency.
The human rights lawyer stated that the 30 years struggle by ECOWAS to establish a regional currency to promote trade and development in the region has been hijacked with the collaboration of some leaders, particularly President Emmanuel Macron of France, who has taken over the responsibility of establishing and even printing the new currency. This,he said, still showed colonial influence.
Falana was the keynote speaker at the opening of the maiden West Africa Civil Society Week (WACSW23) in Lagos.
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Source: The Nation Online