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Bola Tinubu of Nigeria elected ECOWAS chairman

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President of Nigeria has been elected as the chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority held on July 9 2023, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.

President Tinubu takes over from Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau.

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of States and Governments discussed the security and political situations in the region, among other issues.

The summit is the first international engagement of Tinubu on the African continent since his swearing-in on 29 May, reports Premium Times of Nigeria.

Accepting the responsibility to lead the body, a statement on Sunday by the President’s spokesperson, Dele Alake, quoted Tinubu as saying that he would run an inclusive administration, noting, however, that insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the region.

President Tinubu called for collective action from member-states, pledging that under his leadership, frameworks would be harmonised to actualise the dreams of ECOWAS.

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