Nigeria: Ministers adopt plan to implement ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms

Ministers of Defence in ECOWAS Member States met in Abuja (Nigeria) on 16-17 March and adopted the Plan of Action for the Implementation of the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms. The Plan identifies responsible parties and prescribes actions, including the establishment of a firearms transactions database among Member States. Nigeria’s Minister of Defence urged Member States to conduct the national survey on small arms which is meant to facilitate the implementation of the Convention.