President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Executives of banking institutions in West Africa to forge a closer collaboration to tackle economic challenges confronting the sub-region.
The President made the call when he received a delegation from the West African Bankers’ Association,WABA,) led by its President, Thierno Nourou Sy, at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari noted that the sub-region should find a common understanding to address low access to financial services and recovery from post-COVID-19 pandemic.
He expressed confidence that the rollout of the African Continental Free Trade Area would be a turning-point on how African countries, trade with one other.
Commenting on ongoing efforts to synchronise monetary and fiscal policies through WABA, the President challenged the association to work towards finding a common ground, in spite of the unique macro-economic challenges confronting member-States.