NLC, OTUWA oppose Morocco’s membership of ECOWAS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) have condemned attempts by Morocco to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Speaking at the opening of session of OTUWA’s rebuilding and consolidation workshop in Abuja, President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, argued that there was nowhere in the ECOWAS treaty where non-West African state could become a member of the regional body.

His words: “There are reports that Morocco has applied to become a member of ECOWAS. For us in the NLC, we do not know where in the treaty establishing the organisation either in its original form in 1975, or the subsequent amendments that we can find a clause permitting a non-West African state to become a member of the organisation.

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