Military junta in the Niger Republic has finally bow to pressure and has revealed that they are ready to dialogue with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
It was reported that the the military junta changed their mind following a team of Islamic scholars from Nigeria mwho had spoken with the junta leaders in Niamey.
According to a statement by the leader of the Nigerian scholars, Sheik Bala Lau, he noted that the junta leaders were “pained” that ECOWAS had listen to their side upon imposing sanctions.
Prime minister of Niger, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, confirmed the report that the junta is now willing to talk with ECOWAS.
‘’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.