Former President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Bola 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).
Tinubu emerged as the new ECOWAS Chairman at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau.
Buhari said he was elated to hear the news, according to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, which was made available to Channels Television on Monday.
“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,” the former president said.
“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.”