The former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has extended his congratulations to President Bola Tinubu on his election as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The news was relayed by Buhari’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu through an official statement.
Tinubu’s election took place during the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, held in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, as reported by NewsTimes.
Speaking on Tinubu’s new position within ECOWAS, Shehu stated, “Former President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
“The former President said he was elated to hear the news that President Tinubu was elected chairman at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau.
“The former Nigerian leader said “West Africans have entrusted our new leader with an enormous responsibility, and it will be our task as citizens to support him to not let them down.
“I pray the Almighty will make his tenure as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government see to the restoration of ECOWAS as the bastion of democracy, good governance and a leader in fighting terrorism and climate change on the continent.”