ECOWAS Leaders Convene Extraordinary Summit to Address Crisis in Niger Republic

Abuja, Thursday – The 2nd Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) took place in Abuja to deliberate on the socio-political situation in the Republic of Niger. During the summit, leaders reached a significant decision to address the crisis by endorsing an immediate intervention in Niger and authorizing the deployment of the regional bloc’s standby force to restore constitutional order in the country.

President Bola Tinubu, the Chairman of ECOWAS, highlighted the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that the ongoing political crisis in Niger Republic poses a direct threat to the stability not only of Nigeria but also to other West African nations.

The summit saw the participation of several prominent leaders from the region, including the Presidents of Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Liberia and the Gambia were represented by their respective Foreign Ministers, underscoring the regional importance of resolving the crisis in Niger Republic.

The ECOWAS leaders’ decision to intervene directly reflects the gravity of the situation and the regional commitment to restoring stability and constitutional governance in Niger Republic. The summit marked a pivotal moment in addressing the crisis and ensuring the security and prosperity of the West African region.

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