After spending two days in Guinea Bissau for the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Bola Tinubu returned to Abuja on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who had served as ECOWAS Chairman in 2018, was succeeded by Tinubu during the summit, which marks the President’s first encounter with the subregional body.
Tinubu assured the sub-regional leaders that the commission will treat democracy seriously while he serves as chairman.
The president of Nigeria claims that while democracy is difficult, it is also the best type of governance.
The region’s progress and development are being hampered, according to the newly elected chairman of the subregional council.
He sounded the alarm that terrorism and a growing pattern of military takeover had increased the sub-region’s threat to peace to the point that member governments now needed to act quickly and together.