Several prominent lawyers and experts have stated that the addition of Morocco to the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) will break Nigeria up.
According to the former Director General at Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Prof. Bola Akinterinwa , “any attempt to allow Morocco to join the Regional body will disintegrate Nigeria.
This is because Morocco is “one of the most corrupt nations in the world going by the recent corruption index account”, he said.
Speaking almost in the same vein, representative of the Director General, NIIA, Prof Fred Agwu said “he who pays the piper dictates the tunes; Nigeria can block Morocco from ECOWAS.
Activist lawyer, Femi Falana in his submission, told the stakeholders that “any attempt to allow the North African country to join ECOWAS will subvert Nigeria’s Economic prosperity.
They spoke at the House of Representatives’ “Public hearing on the Review of Nigeria’s Membership of ECOWAS In View of Morocco’s Bid to be Admitted Into the Regional Body” advised Nigeria to block Morocco’s Bid.
It was put together by the house’s joint committees on Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for Africa Integration.