Tinubu meets governors sharing boundaries with Niger


President Bola Tinubu on Sunday played host to governors of States that share boundaries with Niger Republic.

It was gathered the meeting held at the State House, Abuja, was part of consultations by the President on the situation in Niger.

The governors in attendance were Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Mai Malam Buni (Yobe), Idris Nasir (Kebbi) and Dr Dikko Radda (Katsina).

The Northern Elites have kicked against the planned onslaught against the military junta in Niger, while citing the likely consequence of such action on Nigeria.

Tinubu who doubles as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the military junta in Niger Republic to restore democracy by returning power to Mohammed Bazoum.

This led to quite a number of sanctions part of which resulted in the closure of borders with Niger, including an indefinite suspension of flight activities.

The president had written the leadership of the National Assembly to approve the deployment of military personnel to the troubled Niger.

The Senate however turned down the request while it asked Tinubu and other leaders of the region to tread with caution in addressing the political situation.

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