United States secretary of state, Anthony Blinken has lauded President Bola Tinubu’s leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the Niger Republic crisis.
It was gathered that Blinken spoke with the president via phone on Monday to commend him for his decisive leadership in the crisis.
“The Secretary commended President Tinubu’s leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Second Extraordinary Summit on the situation in the Republic of Niger,” the statement reads.
“He noted the importance of maintaining pressure on the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) to restore constitutional order and to see President Mohamed Bazoum and his family released.”
In a tweet, Blinken said: “Spoke to Nigerian President Tinubu to commend his leadership of the Economic Community of West African States and discussed shared efforts to restore constitutional order in Niger”.