Nigerian’s President, Bola Tinubu has been elected chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was elected at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, which was held in Bissau on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Mr. Tinubu succeeds President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau as ECOWAS chair.
He is the first Nigerian to be elected to the position.
In his acceptance speech, Tinubu said that he would “take democracy seriously” and that he would work to promote peace and security in West Africa. He also said that he would work to improve the economic integration of the region.Tinubu’s election as ECOWAS chairman is a significant development.
He is a powerful and influential figure in Nigeria, and his election is seen as a sign of Nigeria’s growing role in West Africa.
His election comes at a time of heightened tensions in West Africa. The region is facing a number of security challenges, including the ongoing conflict in Mali and the threat of terrorism. Tinubu has said that he will work to address these challenges and to promote peace and stability in the region.
Tinubu has also said that he will work to improve the economic integration of West Africa. He has called for the creation of a single market for the region, which would boost trade and investment.