PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu returned to Abuja today 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 Muhammadu Buhari, who had served as ECOWAS Chairman in 2018, was succeeded by Tinubu during the summit, which marks the President’s first meeting 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 maintained that while democracy is challenging, it is also the best form of government.
He also noted that insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the region.
He stated that the threat to peace in the sub-region had reached an alarming proportion especially with terrorism and an emerging patterns of military takeover that now requires urgent and concerted actions from member states.