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ECOWAS Summit: President Tinubu advocates diplomacy for resolving Niger’s impasse

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In a display of unwavering commitment to regional stability, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, reiterated the regional bloc’s dedication to diplomatic solutions and earnest dialogues aimed at restoring constitutional governance in the Republic of Niger.

resident Tinubu’s stance was pronounced during the opening of the 2nd Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Niger, held in Abuja.

President Tinubu emphasized the fundamental role of diplomacy and dialogue in addressing the political crisis in Niger. He urged for sincere engagement with all parties involved, including coup leaders, to facilitate a peaceful resolution and the reinstatement of President Bazoum.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, President Tinubu underscored that the Nigerien crisis not only jeopardizes the nation’s stability but has far-reaching implications for the broader West African region.

“This Summit presents a significant opportunity to meticulously assess the progress made since our last meeting. A comprehensive evaluation of our interventions is vital to chart a sustainable path towards lasting peace, stability, and prosperity in Niger,” President Tinubu asserted.

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President Tinubu commended the collective condemnation of the military coup by ECOWAS leaders and emphasized the bloc’s resolute efforts, including the deployment of mediation teams and Special Envoys.

He cited recent ECOWAS gatherings and memoranda as key sources of insight to guide the decisions of the Heads of State and Government present at the Summit.

The opening ceremony saw the attendance of leaders from various ECOWAS member states, including Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Togo, with Liberia and the Gambia represented by their Foreign Ministers.

Notably, non-ECOWAS leaders, including the presidents of Mauritania and Burundi, also participated in the event.

President Tinubu’s unwavering commitment to diplomacy and dialogue underscored the ECOWAS Authority’s dedication to regional stability and its determination to foster a peaceful, prosperous, and integrated West Africa.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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