Diplomatic efforts to resolve the debacle in Niger Republic got a boost today as the coup leader, General Abdourahmane Tchiani agreed to dialogue with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.,
The feat was achieved after a meeting with Nigerian Islamic scholars led by the national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah, Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau in Niger Republic
Niger Republic’s Prime Minister, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine disclosed that General Tchiani gave the green light for talks with ECOWAS and was optimistic the talks with ECOWAS would take place in the next few days.
“We have agreed and the leader of our country has given the green light for dialogue. They will now go back and inform the Nigerian President what they have heard from us. we hope in the coming days, ECOWAS will come here to meet us to discuss how the sanctions imposed against us will be lifted,’’ he said.