President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been chosen to lead the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as its next chairman.
The choice was made on Sunday in Bissau, the capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, at the group’s 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community.
Bayo Onanuga, the president’s communications advisor, revealed this in a tweet on his official account on Sunday. The President left the county on Saturday ahead event.
The tweet reads: “Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will become the new ECOWAS chairman today, succeeding President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau, who became chairman 4 July 2022, at the 61st summit in Accra.
“Tinubu’s leadership will be announced in Bissau today at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).”
President Tinubu would be introduced during the current ECOWAS leadership summit, according to Onanuga. He succeds President Umaro Embalo of Guinea-Bissau, who was recently in Nigeria.
Tinubu will be instrumental in guiding the ECOWAS member nations towards economic growth, political stability, and collaboration in his capacity as chairman.
As the newly appointed chairman, Tinubu will work closely with the member nations, regional organisations, and international partners to promote programmes that support social advancement, regional trade integration, and economic progress.