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JUST IN: Tinubu Re-Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

Approximately a year after assuming the leadership of the regional bloc, President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected to the position of chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The 65th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government saw the reelection of the Nigerian leader who came to power in May 2023 as the organization’s chairman.

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The Presidential Villa in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja hosted the event on Sunday.

During his opening remark at the summit, President Tinubu urged ECOWAS member states to make financial commitments to help in the battle against terrorism in the region.

“As we move to operationalise the ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF) in combating terrorism, I must emphasise that the success of this plan requires not only strong political will but also substantial financial resources,” he told the gathering.

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“We must therefore ensure that we meet the expectations and recommendations set forth by our ministers of defence and finance in order to counter the insecurity and stabilise our region. Member states must make extra commitments to providing resources for stabilising the region.”

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