ECOWAS appoints Buhari COVID-19 response coordinator

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, as its Coronavirus disease response coordinator.

This was announced by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

“ECOWAS leaders at an extraordinary summit held by video conference have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region,” the announcement made on the micro-blogging site read.

“All the other Presidents will be available to support President Buhari,” the tweet added.