Niger Coup: Tinubu Meets Abdulsalami, Ribadu, Others

The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, President Tinubu met with relevant stakeholders over Niger junta. 

22nd August 2023 02:49 PM

President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with some critical stakeholders in the ECOWAS intervention in Niger Republic impasse as part of efforts to defuse the political crisis.

Tinubu is the chairman of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States.

Attending the ongoing meeting taking place at State House, Abuja, were the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray; leader of the ECOWAS delegation to Niger Republic’s military junta, former Nigerian Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), and the National Security Adviser to the President, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

Access24 reports that earlier ob Tuesday, 

The African Union on Tuesday suspended Niger from all of its institutions and activities following last month’s coup “until the effective restoration of constitutional order.”

In a communique issued on Tuesday, the bloc noted that its decision to suspend Niger followed the failure of the military junta to hand over power to the democratically elected President, Mohammed Bazoum.