Nigeria re-elected to lead ECOWAS trade promotion body
09 June 2022 | 2:50 am
The Executive Director/CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr. Ezra Yakusak, was at the weekend, re-elected as the President of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS)
The Executive Director/CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr. Ezra Yakusak, was at the weekend, re-elected as the President of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs) Network in Accra, Ghana.
The ECOWAS TPO is a network of all Trade Promotion Organisations in West Africa established by the decisions of the Council of Ministers at its Ordinary Session.
He is to serve another one-year tenure and will lead 15 other member-ECOWAS countries in driving trade within the sub-region.
His re-election is also in line with Article 11 of the ECOWAS TPO Network.
Nigeria became the pioneer president in April 2021. Ezra became the president following the expiration of the tenure of Olusegun Awolowo as ED/ CEO of NEPC.
A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communication of NEPC, Ndubueze Okeke, said that the re-election of Ezra was at the end of the second yearly general meeting of the network in Accra, Ghana.
He was re-elected along with the vice president, Mr. Ben Guy Mbangue from Cote d’ ivoire.
The duo constitute the executive bureau of the network and their tenure will expire after one year.
All members present unanimously re-elected the President and Vice President respectively.