President Bola Ahmed Tinubuon Sunday, 9 July, 2023 in Guinea- Bissau, emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
His emergence was announced at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.
The 63rd Ordinary Session summit was the first engagement of the President within the African continent since he assumed office on May 29, 2023.
Immediately he emerged as ECOWAS chairman, said “We will take democracy seriously, Democracy is very tough but it is the best form of government.”
Tinubu succeeds President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau as ECOWAS chair.