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Tinubu emerges ECOWAS Chairman

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Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emerged as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The President disclosed this in a statement posted on his Twitter verified handle on Sunday.

Tinubu, in the statement, promised to renew his dedication to pursuing peace and progress within the West African region to ensure issues of security are tackled and economic growth is guaranteed.

The statement reads: “I’m grateful to my distinguished colleagues for the honour of being elected as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the 63rd Ordinary Session that took place today in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.

“The development is a noteworthy affirmation of Nigeria’s continued leadership in the sub-region and the African continent. As Chairman of the important coalition, I renew my dedication and that of our nation to the cause of peace and progress as we foster the collaboration and commitment required to tackle trans-border issues of security, economic growth, and sustainable development.”

 

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