In a significant event in Nigeria and the West Africa region, President Tinubu was elected as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This election is not only a notable achievement for Nigerians but also holds immense potential for the country’s resurgence as a prominent force in Africa.

Nigeria is the largest contributor to ECOWAS funding, and despite that, the most underrepresented, with Francophone nations taking the lead in all sectors of the organization.

However, President Tinubu’s leadership at ECOWAS is dawn of a new era and breath of fresh air as his reign promises to restore Nigeria’s position as Africa’s powerhouse.

Historically, it is important to note that this marks the return of Nigerian to a position in ECOWAS, the last time a Nigerian held this esteemed position was in 2018/2019 during the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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President Tinubu expressed his humility and honor at being entrusted with the role of Chairman of ECOWAS and assured the community of his unwavering commitment to serve their interests. He emphasized the need for collective actions to address the alarming level of insecurity and terrorism that hinders progress and development in the region.

President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope manifesto outlines his foreign policy objectives, particularly with a focus on Africa. His manifesto encompasses several key initiatives that he plans to implement as his Renewed Hope action plan. These include establishing a G-5 among major African nations in order to develop common positions on issues of regional, continental and global importance, funding reforms, ending conflicts, sub regional trade, security, and eliminating malaria. Nigeria stands to benefit immensely from these factors.

In addition to these, Asiwaju has, on several occasions, highlighted the potential of West Africa in the agriculture and energy sector. He believes that fostering unity and cooperation will be instrumental to unlocking these potentials. President Tinubu’s track record as a former governor demonstrates his ability to translate vision into action, making him a thinker and a doer.

The president is poised to transform West Africa and redefine its future. As he assumes this role, the potential for a 70% success rate could have far-reaching implications for the rest of Africa.

Be excited West Africa, the right man is in charge.