Lift restrictions on Niger Republic – Northern Senators Forum to ECOWAS

By Chris Udochukwu

The Northern Senators Forum has called on Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to lift restrictions on Niger Republic in the interest of business and border comminities.

The Forum which made the call on Tuesday after at the end of its meeting, also urged military junta in Niger Republic to soften the relationship with the rest of ECOWAS Community by setting free President Mohammed Bazoh and his immediate family to freely choose the country of his choice.

The northern parliamentarians in the red chamber similarly condemned in a very strong terms, the spate of military intervention in the democratic space in West African sub-region.

The NSF also condemns in strong terms, the coup in Niger Republic.

The NSF further urged the junta in Niger to bring about a transition timetable that will last not more than two (2) years period.

According to the group, “it is important that Nigerien should not suffer because of the coup that took place just as we have seen in Gaza.

“We urged the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces and of course the Chairman of ECOWAS, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu to as a matter of humanitarian gesture, restore electricity supply to Niger Republic in line with the Nigeria-Niger treaty mandate.”

“We therefore call on the attention of Nigerien that we remain brothers, partners, Africans and above all, we remain human beings.”

Precise Post recalls that ECOWAS imposed sanctions on Niger Republic following the ouster of the president in a coup by the military.

President Bola Tinubu also cut off electricity supply to the country to further pressurise the military junta to reconsider their decision to cease power from a demicratically elected government.

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