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BUHARI SUCCEEDED BY MAHAMODOU ISSOUFOU AS ECOWAS AUTHORITY CHAIR_Ada Nkong

President of Niger Republic Mahamodou Issoufou has been elected as Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.He succeeds President Muhammadu BUHARI of Nigeria.


Issoufou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the 44 year-old economic bloc in Abuja .

In a communiqué read by Mr Mustapha Suleiman, Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the leaders lauded Buhari for his unrelenting commitment to regional integration.

The authority also resolved to hold its next ordinary session on Dec. 21 in Abuja.

13 out of the 15 heads of state were in attendance for the session.

They were the presidents of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Cabo Verde was represented by Mr Julio Cesar Lopes, Minister of Regional Integration and Senegal was represented by Mr Amadou Ba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad.

They were the presidents of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Cabo Verde was represented by Mr Julio Cesar Lopes, Minister of Regional Integration and Senegal was represented by Mr Amadou Ba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad.

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