Abuja, Thursday – During the 2nd Extraordinary Summit on the Socio-Political Situation in the Republic of Niger, held in Abuja, the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) collectively adopted a resolution calling for the immediate deployment of a regional standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger.
President Bola Tinubu, serving as the ECOWAS Chairman, expressed his concerns over the ongoing political turmoil in Niger Republic, highlighting its potential to destabilize not only Niger but also neighboring countries, including Nigeria.
The summit brought together key participants, including the Presidents of Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Additionally, Liberia and the Gambia were represented by their respective Foreign Ministers, underlining the significance of regional collaboration in addressing the crisis.
The resolution to mobilize a standby force demonstrates ECOWAS’s commitment to preserving stability and upholding democratic principles in the region. The decision represents a collective effort to address the political challenges facing Niger Republic and underscores the unity of purpose among West African nations.
As the situation in Niger Republic continues to evolve, the ECOWAS leaders’ decisive action reflects their determination to restore constitutional governance and ensure the well-being of the nation’s citizens. The regional community’s collaborative response highlights the importance of maintaining peace and stability for the greater benefit of all member states.