Niger president, Mahamadou succeeds Buhari as ECOWAS chairman

Niger president, Mahamadou succeeds Buhari as ECOWAS chairman

President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger has been elected the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS). Mahamadou was electe

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President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger has been elected the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS). Mahamadou was elected on Saturday at the end of the ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government which held in Abuja.

He succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected in July 2018. Buhari took the mantle from President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo. The position is typically held for a year.

ECOWAS announced that its next ordinary session would hold in Abuja on December 21.