President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been elected the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
He was elected at the 63rd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Bissau, the capital city of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Tinubu took over the chairmanship of the regional organisation from the outgoing leader of the sub-regional political and economic body, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau.
Speaking at the meeting, Tinubu emphasised the need to protect the democratic culture in the sub-region, “We will take democracy seriously. Democracy is very tough but it is the best form of government.” He said.
As the Chairman, President Tinubu will play a crucial role in leading the ECOWAS member states towards economic development, political stability, and cooperation.