Estimated Reading Time: <1
In an election which took place at the ongoing 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania has been elected as the new African Union (AU) chairman. He takes over from the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Dessalegn
The election results were announced yesterday in Addis Ababa during the opening session of the AU summit.
Other countries elected into the AU Bureau for one year included Zimbabwe, which was elected as first Vice President, Democratic Republic of Congo, second Vice President; and Nigeria, third Vice President.
In the new chairman’s acceptance speech, he pledged to promote the objectives of the AU just as he commended his predecessor.
“I am deeply honoured to be the chairperson of AU; this, for me, is a mark of confidence which I truly appreciate,” Aziz said.
- Electricity: Power sub-stations in Oyo and Ogun States to be completed with N124.2 million – FG
- Federal Executive Council approves N995 Million for road projects
- Governor Seyi Makinde deploys 200 Amotekun operatives in Ibarapa
- House of Representatives promises to pass PIB by April
- Lagos State Government restricts trucks, articulated vehicles movement to 9pm-6am daily
- Tinubu is afraid to speak on herdsmen crisis because of his presidential ambition says Afenifere Chieftain, Adebanjo
- FEC meeting: Cabinet members observe a minute silence in honour of late ministers
- COVID-19: Yabatech shuts down hostel and medical centre after college director dies
- Nigerian education sector needs an enabling environment to thrive
- MURIC: Yoruba’s must Unite to gain power in 2023