President Bola Tinubu is the new 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.
Upon his emergence, he pledged to bear the responsibility of the office and run an inclusive administration of the regional organisation.
President Tinubu said ECOWAS must rise against coup d’etat, emphasising that it is a threat to peace and stunting the progress of the region which demands urgent and concerted actions.
In his welcome address, the outgone ECOWAS Chairman and President of Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo congratulated Nigeria and Sierra Leone for sustaining constitutional order through democratic process with the recent successful elections.
Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has visited the Nigerian contingent stationed in Guinea Bissau under the ECOWAS Stabilisation Force.
He was in Guinea Bissau for the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
In his address, the President commended the soldiers and their Commander, Gen. Al-hassan Grema, for their dedication and service to Nigeria and their host country, adding that Nigeria would continue to support democracy in West Africa and around the world.