The Committee of Diaspora Chairmen (CDC) has congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his emergence as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Tinubu was elected at the 63rd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Bissau, the capital city of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
A statement jointly signed by DPC Diaspora chairmen, which was issued by Tunde Doherty on behalf of the committee, noted that Tinubu’s emergence is a testament to his remarkable leadership, unwavering commitment, and invaluable contributions to regional cooperation and development.
The CDC also said his ascension will mark a significant milestone in his illustrious career, expressing confidence that he will excel in this new role.
It noted: “His visionary approach, vast experience, and deep understanding of the challenges facing the West African region make him eminently qualified to steer ECOWAS toward greater heights.
“Under his leadership, we anticipate that ECOWAS will witness renewed vigor in advancing regional integration, fostering economic growth, and strengthening political stability among member states.”
His relentless pursuit of peace, stability, and prosperity for the people of West Africa serves as a beacon of hope for the entire region.
“President Tinubu, as the Chairman of ECOWAS, urges him to leverage his position to further engage with the African diaspora, recognizing their immense potential in driving sustainable development and fostering stronger ties between West Africa and the rest of the world. His understanding of the diaspora’s aspirations, concerns, and contributions will undoubtedly enrich ECOWAS’s agenda and ensure inclusive development for all,” the statement said.
Commending his dedication to democratic principles, good governance, and the rule of law, the CDC said President Tinubu’s previous achievements as a respected statesman, political leader, and advocate for social justice have left an indelible mark on the political landscape of Nigeria and beyond.
It continued: “We are confident that his tenure as ECOWAS Chairman will further enhance these values across the West African region.
“As the Committee of Diaspora Chairmen, we pledge our unwavering support and commitment to work collaboratively with him and ECOWAS in achieving the shared objectives of regional integration, socio-economic development, and fostering a peaceful and prosperous West Africa”.