President Bola Tinubu Inaugurates Sixth ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja

President Bola Tinubu, in his capacity as the incumbent Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, officiated the inauguration ceremony of the sixth Legislature of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament.

The event, held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, witnessed the swearing-in of distinguished parliamentarians from across the region.

Accompanied by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin, and a host of representatives from ECOWAS member nations, diplomats, and senior government officials, President Tinubu presided over the historic occasion.

Among the notable figures who took their oaths of office during the opening session were Barau Jibrin and Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, representing Kogi Central under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Senator Jibrin, who led the Nigerian delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament, assumed the role of acting Speaker following his election by his peers.

The transition to the new legislative session saw pivotal moments, including the transmission of the Nigerian delegation’s list by Senator Akpabio to the President of the ECOWAS Commission and the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament. Senator Jibrin’s appointment as the leader of the Nigerian delegation further solidified the country’s role within the ECOWAS framework.

With President Tinubu’s guidance and the collective efforts of regional representatives, the sixth ECOWAS Parliament sets sail on a journey of collaboration, dialogue, and progress, poised to address pressing issues and foster greater integration and cooperation among member states.

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