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Lifted Sanctions: Northern Senators Forum Lauds ECOWAS Leaders

The Northern Senators Forum has commended the exceptional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their decisive action in lifting sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic as a result of the military takeover on July 26, 2023.

Speaking in a press release signed by the Spokesman of the Forum, Senator AbduRahman Kawu Sumaila who also represents Kano Central Senatorial District, said, “We are pleased to see that ECOWAS has responded to the progressive requests made by us individually and collectively on the subject matter, and we commend their prudent and compassionate approach in addressing these critical issues.”

The Northern Senators Forum believes that the principled and empathetic decision made by ECOWAS to lift the sanctions on the Niger Republic is a testament to the organization’s commitment to regional solidarity, cooperation, and respect for human rights.

” We understand that this action will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the people of Niger Republic, as well as ensuring the restoration of stability and economic prosperity in our region.”

He added, “We are particularly grateful that ECOWAS leaders have considered our pleas to restore electricity, open borders, and lift the sanctions on Niger Republic.

“Lifted Sanctions: Northern Senators Forum Lauds ECOWAS LeadersThese measures will not only have crucial humanitarian implications, but will also foster regional integration, trade, and cooperation.”

Senator AbduRahman Kawu Sumaila explained, “We firmly believe that this step taken by ECOWAS will positively impact the lives of the people of Niger Republic and Nigeria and facilitate the restoration of trust and harmony among all member states.”

“As representatives of the people and advocates for justice and democracy, we commend ECOWAS for their responsiveness and understanding of the immense challenges faced by our fellow West African nation.”

The Northern Senators Forum stands in solidarity with ECOWAS IN restoring democracy and the rule of law in Niger Republic and other West African countries, and we are committed to working to promote stability, peace, and socio-economic development throughout the region.

The Northern Senators Forum urges the government of the Niger Republic and its people to seize this opportunity to hasten the process of returning to democratic governance to build a stronger and more prosperous nation, harnessing their resilient spirit and unwavering determination.

“Furthermore, we urge all regional stakeholders to continue engaging in dialogue and pursuing peaceful solutions to address any remaining concern, fostering a harmonious environment for progress and development.

The Northern Senators Forum reiterate its deep appreciation to ECOWAS leaders especially President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria for their proactive and benevolent intervention in lifting the sanctions imposed on Niger Republic.

” We are confident that this decision will leave an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of all West African nations and serve as a shining example for resolving differences through dialogue and diplomacy.

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