President Muhammadu Buhari is been elected as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Buhari’s election was one of the highpoints of the 53rd Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS which held in Lome, Togo.
Buhari took over from the Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, who was Chairman from June 2017 to the end of August 2018. The Togolese president took over from the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Buhari, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu commended his colleagues for his election saying he did not offer himself for the post.
He, however, told his colleagues that, he will remain humble and pledged to serve and work to deliver on peace, security, good governance and socio-economic development of the sub-region, and take the organisation to greater heights.
Buhari also commended his immediate predecessor, President Gnassingbe for successfully hosting two important meetings of the Joint Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and ECOWAS, as well as the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.
The outgoing Chairman presented him with the Emblem of ECOWAS, while the next meeting of the organisation would take place in Abuja on December 21,