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Nigeria’s President, Tinubu, Elected ECOWAS Chairman

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Newly-elected President Bola Tinubu has been elected the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday afternoon in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau capital, elected Tinubu.

Receiving his handover note from the outgoing Chairman and President Umaro Embaló of Guinea-Bissau, Tinubu said: “We will take democracy seriously, Democracy is very tough but it is the form of government.”

The ECOWAS chairmanship position is rotated among the heads of state or government of the member-countries and the tenure is for one year.

Tinubu’s predecessor, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari held the chairmanship position from 2018 to 2019, Persecondnews reports.

ECOWAS Chairman plays a strategic role in conflict resolution, advocacy and liaises with the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the executive responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of ECOWAS policies and decisions.

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