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Northern Senators Welcome ECOWAS Decision to Lift Sanctions on Niger Republic 

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF) extends its appreciation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for lifting sanctions on Niger Republic following the military takeover on July 26, 2023. The decision, announced after closed-door talks, signifies ECOWAS’ commitment to regional solidarity and respect for human rights.

The lifting of sanctions, including border closures and asset freezes, comes as a relief to the people of Niger Republic, promising to alleviate their suffering and restore stability and economic prosperity in the region. The NSF emphasizes the importance of this humanitarian gesture and pledges solidarity with ECOWAS in restoring democracy and the rule of law in Niger Republic and other West African countries.

Senator Suleiman Kawu Sumaila, spokesperson for the NSF, underscores the need for the swift return to democratic governance in Niger Republic to foster a stronger and more prosperous nation. The NSF encourages continued dialogue among regional stakeholders to address any remaining concerns, fostering an environment conducive to stability, peace, and socio-economic development throughout the region.

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