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ECOWAS Leaders honor President Goodluck Jonathan

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Out-going Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan
Out-going Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan

(elbcradio.com/May 20, 2015)–ECOWAS Leaders at the just ended 47th Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, have praised out-going Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Out-going President Jonathan was praised for his determination demonstrated during his tenure as Head of State and for the necessary reforms he undertook for Nigeria’s development.

According to a Dispatch from Accra, Ghana, the special tribute was delivered by the Chair of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Madam Hannah Tetteh.

Minister Tetteh expressed gratitude, on behalf of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for his outstanding contributions to deepening the integration process in West Africa.

She was also thanked the out-going Nigerian President for the preservation of peace and security in the sub-region, particularly the qualities he demonstrated as the ECOWAS Authority and Chairperson of the Regional Contact Group on Guinea Bissau and Co-member in the Malian crisis.

The Nigerian Foreign Minister further expressed warmest congratulations for President Jonathan’s exemplary democratic behavior expected of a Statesman.

She said such democratic behavior contributed in a decisive way to the maintenance of peace that followed the publication of the results of Nigeria’s March 28, 2015 presidential elections.

Heads of State of the Authority, however, conveyed their goodwill to President Jonathan for all his future undertakings at the end of his noble mission as President of his country.

In remarks, Mr. Jonathan thanked his colleagues for the honor, recognizing his modest contribution to the Authority.

He admitted that the 47th Ordinary Session was his last participation in the sub-regional summit as President, and assured Member States of his availability to offer whatever assistance he could possibly render West Africa.

The out-going Nigerian President then expressed appreciation for the level of cooperation he received from his colleagues and called on ECOWAS Leaders to extend similar gesture to his successor, President-elect, Mohammadou Buhari.
 

 


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