By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Omar Touray, has said that they are taking measures to ensure free movement of persons.
He stated this on Wednesday in Abuja, while presenting his address on the Status of Implementation of the Community Work Programmes at the ongoing First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament.
“ECOWAS is introducing innovative measures to facilitate free movement across the sub-region.
“We are working on introducing an ECOWAS Visa, ECOVISA, like that of Schengen VISA.”
Speaking further, he said only six out of the 15 member states had the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC).
He named the member states to
include; Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Benin, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone.