Niger president takes over from Buhari as new ECOWAS chairmanJune 30, 2019
Mahamadou Issoufou, president of the Republic of Niger, has been elected the new chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government.
President Issoufou, who has been the leader of the Francophone Niger Republic since 2011, took over from President Muhammadu Buhari as the new ECOWAS chairman on Saturday, June 29, Daily Trust reports.
It was gathered that the Nigerien president emerged the new ECOWAS chairman at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Summit of Heads of States and Government held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Saturday, June 29.
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