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Parliamentarians Appeal for Review of Sanctions on Niger Republic

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Some members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament have appealed to President Bola Tinubu as well as member states to lift the sanctions placed on the Niger Republic.

Speaking to newsmen after the opening ceremony of the 2nd ordinary session of the ECOWAS parliament in Abuja, the parliamentarians led by Senator Ali Ndume, representing Nigeria, worried that the sanction was already having an adverse effect on the poor citizens in Niger Republic, Benin Republic and other neighbouring communities.

Senator Ndume said citizens in neighbouring communities were suffering untold hardship due to the sanctions, especially children and women, who have no access to electricity or good healthcare.

He therefore urged ECOWAS to lift the sanctions and open the closed border between Niger and Nigeria, while the discussion on how to resolve the impasse continues, adding that it was a collective decision by concerned citizens for the sanctions to be lifted .

Recall that ECOWAS Heads of State imposed the sanctions in reaction to the military impasse that led to the sudden removal of President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic.

Other parliamentarians present at the meeting are: Honorable Djibo Ali Amadou representing Niger Republic, Honorable Issa Salifou Benin Republic, Honorable Abdullahi Balarabe Salamo amongst others

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