President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received the exiting President of ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja, thanking him for the role he had played in ensuring that the sub-regional body remained united. 

“You showed great commitment to the unity of ECOWAS, and of the sub-region. Your tenure has been very successful, and I wish you and the family more successes ahead,” the President said. 

He noted that in spite of challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity, and political tension in some countries, Kassi Brou and his team at the ECOWAS Commission “showed capacity and patience, and dealt with all the issues.” 

President Buhari hoped that Brou’s successor would study what made him succeed, for the good of the sub-regional body. 

The exiting ECOWAS Commission President thanked the Nigerian leader for the support given in the past four years, “particularly at the time of great challenges like COVID-19, and political instability in some West African countries.” 

He also lauded all ECOWAS leaders, as well as Nigerian Ministers who made his tour of duty a successful one. 

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

July 25, 2022