President Bola Tinubu today met with the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Omar Touray; and former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, at the Aso Villa.


The National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, Nuhu Ribadu, was also in the meeting held to discuss the coup in neighbouring Niger Republic.


Abdulsalami had led ECOWAS delegation to Niger over the weekend for final negotiations for a return of power to deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.


Abdulsalami is expected to brief Tinubu in his capacity as ECOWAS chairperson on the details of the meeting with the junta leaders.


The coup leader, Abdourahamane Tiani, had said the junta will return to civilian rule within three years but ECOWAS rejected the move.


Meanwhile, the African Union has suspended Niger Republic over the ongoing situation.



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