The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the 57th ECOWAS Summit.
The one-day summit which held in Niamey, capital of Niger Republic on Monday, was attended by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
It deliberated on the Special Report on COVID-19 presented by President Buhari who was appointed the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19 during the Extraordinary Virtual Summit of ECOWAS on April 23, 2020.
As a Champion, the Nigerian leader was expected to coordinate the sub-regional response against the pandemic.
In furtherance of that objective, under the supervision of the Champion, Nigerian Ministers of Health, Aviation and Finance were appointed Chairpersons of the Ministerial Coordination Committees on Health; Transport, Logistics and Trade; and Finance, respectively.