President Bola Tinubu has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.

Tinubu’s emergence was announced at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and he succeeded President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau as ECOWAS chair.

Tinubu, who is the latest entrant into the exclusive club of Heads of State in West Africa, pledged to bear the responsibility of the office and run an inclusive administration of the regional organization, warning that the threat to peace in the sub-region had reached an alarming proportion with terrorism and an emerging pattern of military takeover that now demand urgent and concerted actions.

He called for collective action from member-states, pledging that under his leadership, frameworks would be harmonized to actualise the dreams of ECOWAS.

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