The capital came to a standstill following the presence of about 100 Heads of State from the West African sub-region.
The Chairman of ECOWAS, President John Dramani Mahama, summoned his colleague Heads of State to a meeting in which the current security crisis in Nigeria and the threat of the insurgent militant group, Boko Haram was under scrutiny.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s current affairs programme, Alhaji and Alhaji Saturday, Presidential Staffer, Dr. Clement Apaak, stated the government regrets any inconvenience that might have confronted citizens of the country due to the event.
“It is significant that we apologize for any fallout or any unintended pressure that may have come to the good people of this country as a result of the event that we all agree was very important.”
“…Anyone who knows the nature of our President and this government would know that this was not intended but sometimes situations occur and we just have to accept them for what they are and then learn from those experiences as a way of putting in place mechanisms that an instance like that does not occur,” he explained.
He said that though the event caused vehicular traffic in the capital, the turn up was successful, adding that the emergency ECOWAS meeting was worthwhile.
According to Dr Apaak, the summit was largely informed by the current challenges faced by “our sister nations of Nigeria and Mali.”
He noted it was crucial as ECOWAS Chairman that, President Mahama sympathizes with his fellow Heads of State and help resolve the immediate concern of rescuing over 200 abducted girls in Nigeria.