President Bola Tinubu has been declared the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Nigerian president was elected at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Sunday, July 9.
President Tinubu was unanimously selected to lead the regional body by the heads of state and governments at the event.
During the meeting, President Tinubu raised an alarm about an increase in terrorist activities as well as constant threats to lives and property.
The President expressed worried about the constant takeover in the West African regions, which truncated democratic governance.
He then called for a collective action between member-states and pleaded, adding that his leadership will pushed ECOWAS members to achieve the goal set as well as fulfilling the dreams of its founding fathers.
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Tinubu urged ECOWAS leaders to come together and shared values of peace, democracy and economic prosperity in the region for a brighter future.
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The President of Nigeria declared that he would prioritized the stability, security, peace, strengthening of the ECOWAS institutions and regional economic integration.
The event was held at the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, The Sun reported.
President Tinubu in his remark said:
“We will take democracy seriously. Democracy is very tough but it is the best form of government.”
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