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Buhari receives outgoing ECOWAS president, applauds him for united body

By Guardian Nigeria
26 July 2022   |   3:44 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the outgoing President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, for the role he played in ensuring that the sub-regional body remained united.

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the outgoing President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, for the role he played in ensuring that the sub-regional body remained united.

Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the President gave the commendation during a farewell audience with Brou at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari said: “You showed great commitment to the unity of ECOWAS, and of the sub-region. Your tenure has been very successful, and I wish you and the family more successes ahead.”

He noted that, in spite of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity, and political tension in some countries, Brou and his team “showed capacity and patience, and dealt with all the issues.”