President Tinubu emerges ECOWAS Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has as emerged the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 41 days after his inauguration as President of Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, President Tinubu warned that the threat to peace in the West African sub-region has reached alarming proportions, with terrorism and an emerging pattern of military takeover as major contributors.

The president who was elected during the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau maintained that insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the sub-region.

The Nigerian president declared that he would prioritise political stability, peace and security, regional economic integration and strengthening of the ECOWAS institutions, declaring that democracy and good governance remain the abiding cornerstone of peace and sustainable development.