A delegation of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) led by former President of Nigeria Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar arrives Niger today, 19th August 2023 as part of the ECOWAS mediation policy to restore democracy in the region

The delegation comprises one of Nigeria’s famous religious leaders, the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar, and the President of the ECOWAS Commission Omar Touray was received by members of the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Homeland (CNSP) and the Prime Minister of the Transition at the  Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey.

The delegation is expected to meet with the Nigerien military leader General Abdourahmane Tchiani to discuss ways of alleviating the people’s hardship occasioned by the July 26 coup sanction imposed on the republic of Niger by the  ECOWAS authorities.


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