Buhari appointed chairman of ECOWAS, Nigerians react

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Reactions from Nigerians have followed the appointment of President Muhamadu Buhari as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) yesterday in Lome, Togo.

The appointment came after a closed session of Heads of State of the Commission.

He took over from Faure Gnassingbé, president of Togo who held the role in the past year.

Buhari has been at the Summit since Sunday where West African leaders deliberated issues around security, peace and good governance in countries in West Africa and members of the Economic Community of Central African States.

Buhari’s election means Nigeria will preside over all other ECOWAS statutory meetings during his tenure, according to ECOWAS Governance structure.

The next ECOWAS meeting is scheduled to take place in Abuja on December 21, 2018.

See tweets from Nigerians below:


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