Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he will become a regular visitor at Aso Rock now that president Bola Tinubu is now the chairman Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
At the 63rd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, which was held in Bissau, the capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, on July 9, President Bola Tinubu was chosen to serve as chairman.
Speaking on Tuesday after meeting with Tinubu at the state house, Jonathan stated that as the chair of the West African Elders’ Forum and the leader of the ECOWAS mediation mission to Mali, he is obligated to discuss “issues bordering on the continent and the subregion” with the Nigerian president.
“Now that we are lucky our president has been appointed as the chairperson of the authorities of ECOWAS’ Authority of Heads of State and Government, I will be coming every week,” he said.
“So Nigerians should not be surprised, because we have a lot of challenges in the sub-region and those are the things we are discussing.
“I came to brief the president about some continental and subcontinental bodies. I am the ECOWAS mediator for Mali and I’m the chair of the West African elders forum. So, there are certain issues bordering on the continent and the subregion that I discuss with various presidents.”