President Bola Tinubu has officially informed the National Assembly of the proposed military action and other sanctions against coupists in Niger Republic by ECOWAS, which he leads. In an official communication addressed to the Senate and read at plenary by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, President Tinubu strongly condemned the coup and called for the return of the democratically elected government.
The ECOWAS communique which was issued at a meeting convened by ECOWAS, outlined various measures intended to restore peace including the closure and monitoring of land borders with Niger Republic, cutting off electricity supply, preventing the operation of flights into and from the Niger Republic, blockade of goods in transit, sensitization of Nigerians and others on the imperative of the actions and the military build-up and deployment of personnel for military intervention to enforce compliance of the military junta in Niger, should they remain recalcitrant.
The National Assembly will be expected to take all necessary actions to ensure the implementation of the measures outlined in the communique. President Tinubu urged the National Assembly to join forces with the Federal government in order to ensure a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Niger Republic.