The tenure of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, as Chairman of the Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority, has ended.
The NBA consists of Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and its objective is weaved around the socio-economic progress of the area.
The handing over was disclosed during the NBA summit on Thursday, as captured in a statement by one of Buhari’s aides, Femi Adesina.
“At this summit, my tenure as the Chairman Summit of Heads of State and Government of our common institution comes to an end as I will hand over to a new chairman.
“I urge you to extend maximum cooperation to the new chairman for the continued smooth running of our institution,” the President said.
Advising his counterparts, Buhari urged them to work towards the corporate greatness of the region.
“It is, therefore, necessary to continue to promote its enormous potential for the benefit of our people, and to improve the socio-economic development of the region,” he added.
He also wished the incoming leaders well while asking everyone to give them the best cooperation so as to enable the institution fulfil its mandate.
Buhari was made Chairman of NBA on 8th January 2016, during its summit in Benin Republic.