Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday elected the new Chairman of the ‏Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Buhari was elected at the just concluded ECOWAS Summit in Lome, Togo yesterday.

“The announcement was made shortly after a closed session of Heads of State of the Commission,” Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to Buhari on New Media and Engagement said in a tweet on Tuesday.

According to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected the new Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the just concluded ECOWAS Summit in Lome, Togo.

“The announcement was made shortly after a closed session of Heads of State of the Commission.”