President Bola Tinubu, the Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, dispatched President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic to Niamey, Niger Republic, to address the ongoing political unrest. The situation in Niger Republic has forced an unplanned meeting between the two presidents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. President Talon states that Niger requires immediate action to restore peace and constitutional order.

    The Urgency of the Situation:

    President Talon emphasized the dire situation in neighboring Niger Republic and the need for rapid action to fix it. According to President Talon, Niger has to take immediate steps to reestablish peace and constitutional order.

    Mediation Efforts and Peaceful Resolution:

    The ECOWAS leadership, represented by Presidents Talon and Tinubu, will intensify mediation efforts to facilitate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. They firmly believe in achieving peace and harmony in Niger Republic by resolving conflicts amicably.

    The Unacceptable Situation:

    President Tinubu stressed ECOWAS’s commitment to ensuring that democracy flourishes across West Africa and stated that it regularly watches the situation in the Niger Republic. The leadership and global allies of democracy will not tolerate any actions that hinder the functioning of democratically elected governments.


    President Patrice Talon and President Bola Tinubu’s intervention in Niger Republic’s political unrest showcases ECOWAS’ commitment to restoring peace and constitutional order. Mediation efforts will be intensified for a peaceful resolution, affirming their unwavering support for democracy in West Africa.

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