Tinubu Re-Elected ECOWAS Chairman For Additional Year 

  Tinubu Re-Elected ECOWAS Chairman For Additional Year 

Nigeria President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected for another one-year term as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

The decision was made on Sunday by the leaders and representatives from 12 member states at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja during the 63rd Ordinary Summit. 

In his acceptance speech, President Tinubu remarked, “I have accepted to continue to deliver on this service with the great men and women on this democratic journey, to serve our interest and build democratic values on the structure we inherited.”

Tinubu’s first tenure was supposed to conclude on July 9, 2024.

This extension is said to provide Tinubu with additional time to work towards reintegrating Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso into ECOWAS, as these nations have recently faced political instability and challenges. 

To this end, Tinubu announced  President of Senegal, Bassirou Faye, as Special Envoy of the ECOWAS Commission to mediate with the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger who announced their exit from the community earlier in the year.

According to him, President Fayewill run the new task alongside Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar.

He said: “Having a new mandate, I will request Faye of Senegal to please become our special envoy alongside Tuggar, to do a round-the-clock work with our brothers and Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger and coordinate with me, if necessary, and with the commission.”

Details later…

Chioma Kalu

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