Goodluck Jonathan gets a new appointment in ECOWAS
By Harnie Gold
Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan has been appointed chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of the Wise. This appointment was announced on the ECOWAS website.
The other appointed was Madam Hadja Saran Daraba, who was named the vice-chairman of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise. She was the former Executive Secretary of the Mano River Union of Guinea. Guinea a country in West Africa, boarded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean
According to the news released on the ”ECOWAS” website portal, they are among the newly reconstituted councils.
The ECOWAS Council of the Wise: was established in the year 1999, when the need for Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Security, was cited, in making it a key pillar in ECOWAS’ Peace and Security Architecture as a supporting organ to the region’s Mediation and Security Council”.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s appointment came after a two-day meeting in Accra Ghana which ended on the 25th of May 2021.
Also, Mr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the president of ECOWAS commission stated through his representative, Gen. Francis Behanzin, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, “the array of the nominated eminent personalities, the reconstituted Council of the Wise is now ready to discharge spelled out duties as mediators, conciliators, and facilitators in the management and resolution of disputes and conflicts in the region”.