Niger Republic coup leader, General Abdourahmane Tchiani has agreed to dialogue with Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to resolve leadership crisis in the country.
Tchiani disclosed this on Sunday after his meeting with Nigerian Islamic Scholars led by the national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau in Niger Republic.
According to Niger Republic’s Prime Minister, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, General Tchiani gave the green light for talks with ECOWAS.
He reportedly expressed optimism that the talks with ECOWAS led by President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria 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, they (ECOWAS) will come here to meet us to discuss how the sanctions imposed against us will be lifted,’’ he said.