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Buhari Out Issoufou Mahamadou In As New ECOWAS Chairman

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Buhari Out Issoufou Mahamadou In As New ECOWAS Chairman. ECOWAS heads of states and governments have elected President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger as the chair of ECOWAS for a one-year time period.

Mr Mahamadou was elected on the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking up from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

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A communiqué learn by Mustapha Suleiman, everlasting secretary of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mentioned that the leaders lauded Mr Buhari for his dedication to regional integration.

ECOWAS additionally agreed to carry its subsequent unusual session on Dec. 21 in Abuja.

The presidents of 13 of the 15 heads of state had been in attendance for the session.

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

The session was additionally attended by the president of ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Brou and Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel.

Others in attendance had been president of the International Criminal Court, Justice Chile Eboe-Osuji and Mr Abdallah, president of the Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

(NAN)

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