President Muhammadu Buhari has called for more collaborative efforts to tackle the scourge of illicit flow of resources especially financial resources in West Africa, which is blamed for the rising tide of terrorism, human trafficking and trans- border crime.
The President made this call in Abuja on Friday while speaking at the Munich Security Conference organised on the eve of the 55th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, scheduled for Abuja today Saturday.
The President commended the Munich Security Conference for launching its Transnational Security Report in Abuja
He noted that the Munich Conference has overtime proven to be a valuable and effective platform for addressing contemporary security challenges considering the number and profile of the participants at its fora as well as the relevance of its outcomes to the global community.
The report illustrated the regional and international security implications and provided ideas on debating international security policy.
The conference also hopes to build trust and contribute to the peaceful resolution of conflicts by sustaining a continuous dialogue within the international security community.
President Buhari attended the conference as the chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, along with the President of Burkina Faso, and president of G5 Sahel