Ecowas Elects Niger President As New Leader, Adopts ECO As New Currency

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou elected by the Authority of Ecowas Heads of State and Government as the chair for a one-year term. PHOTO|ISSOUF SANAGO|AFP


The Authority of Ecowas Heads of State and Government has elected President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger as the chairman for a one-year term and adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020.

President Issoufou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the Ecowas leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

A communiqué read by Mr. Mustapha Suleiman, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, said the leaders lauded President Buhari for his unrelenting commitment to regional integration. Read more…


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