President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that there is urgent need for quick and concerted actions to curb the threat to the peace of the West African sub-region by terrorism.
Tinubu spoke in Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau after he was unanimously elected the chairman of the 16-nation Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States/Governments of the sub-region.
Dele Alake, the spokesperson to the President quoted him in a statement as noting that insecurity and creeping terrorism were stunting the progress and development of the region.
The Nigerian President therefore called for collective action from member-states, pledging that under his leadership, frameworks would be harmonised to actualise the dreams of ECOWAS.
The Nigerian president lamented setbacks to democracy in the West African sub-region, warning that the emerging pattern of military takeover now demands urgent and concerted actions as he noted that democracy and good governance remain the abiding cornerstone of peace and sustainable development.