Femi Fan-Kayode, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has lambasted the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for appointing the president as the ‘Champion of the COVID-19 response’ by Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The body appointed Buhari on Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.
ECOWAS, according to a statement released by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina during the teleconference, made the announcement.
President Buhari then called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and tap into various opportunities that it presents for the betterment of lives in the Member States.
Reacting to the development via his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode whos is also a former Aviation Minister said the African body made its greatest mistake with the appointment.
“The greatest mistake that the ECOWAS leaders have made is to appoint @MBuhari as the leader of the fight against COVID 19. This is a cataclysmic error which they will deeply regret. He can barely manage himself & now you ask him to manage a sub-region of 400 million people?,” he asks.

ECOWAS Makes Greatest Mistake Fani-Kayode Says Over Appointment of Buhari


Femi Fan-Kayode, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has lambasted the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for appointing the president as the ‘Champion of the COVID-19 response’ by Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The body appointed Buhari on Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.
ECOWAS, according to a statement released by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina during the teleconference, made the announcement.
President Buhari then called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and tap into various opportunities that it presents for the betterment of lives in the Member States.
Reacting to the development via his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode whos is also a former Aviation Minister said the African body made its greatest mistake with the appointment.
“The greatest mistake that the ECOWAS leaders have made is to appoint @MBuhari as the leader of the fight against COVID 19. This is a cataclysmic error which they will deeply regret. He can barely manage himself & now you ask him to manage a sub-region of 400 million people?,” he asks.