Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).
Authority of Heads of State and Government of Member States is the
supreme institution of the ECOWAS and is composed of heads of state
and/or government of member states.
am truly humbled and pledge to serve and work with all of you to
deliver on peace, security, good governance and socio-economic
development of the sub-region,” the president said.
Here are a few thing Nigeria’s Buhari will be doing as ECOWAS chairman
direction and control of the community and take all measures to ensure
its progressive development and the realisation of its objectives.
co-ordinate the economic, scientific, technical, cultural and social
policies of member states.
Nigerian Buhari will convene an extraordinary session of the Authority
or at the request of a member state provided that such a request is
supported by a simple majority of the member states. The Authority meets
at least once a year in ordinary session.
Oversee the functioning of community institutions and follow-up
implementation of community objectives; prepare and adopt its rules of