President Make Plans To Lift Economic Sanctions On Niger.

President Make Plans To Lift Economic Sanctions On Niger.

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray, says the Authority has resolved to lift measures imposed on the Republic of Niger, including closure of land and air borders between ECOWAS countries and Niger to be lifted, while, no-fly zone of all commercial flights to and from Niger is to be lifted and suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS member states and Niger is to be lifted.”

Unilaterally, they agreed to lift some economic and travel sanctions imposed on these countries as a punitive response to the unconstitutional change of government.

This is coming after the fourth extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government since the military gained control of Niger Republic.

The Authority also demanded the release of “former President Mohammad Bazoum (of Niger Republic),” insisting that the Nigerien transition authority provides an acceptable timetable to restore constitutional order, and it was the first time since the coup that the Authority prefixed Bazoum’s name with “former president, while,  Touray said, the sanctions were lifted for humanitarian reasons, in the spirit of Lent and Ramadan, and ECOWAS is finally acquiescing to reality after playing tough for several months.


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