Nigerian President Bola Tinubu takes over as ECOWAS chairman


Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu, has recently been elected as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The election took place at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The ECOWAS Chairmanship is a rotational position held by one of the heads of state or government of the member countries for a year.

Tinubu takes over from Guinea-Bissau’s President, Umaro Embaló. During their meeting, West African leaders discussed security and political situations in the region. Prior to the summit, the 50th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the Ministerial level was held in Bissau, where ministers discussed peace and security in the region, among other issues.