The United States OF America (USA) is behind President Bola Tinubu‘s efforts to restore democracy in Niger Republic, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has said.
Blinken spoke with Tinubu at the weekend.
A statement from the Office of the Spokesperson signed by Matthew Miller added that Blinken shared “his deep concern over the events in Niger and the ongoing detention of democratically elected President Bazoum.”
Blinken thanked President Tinubu’s leadership, both as President of Nigeria and as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, throughout the current crisis.
“He underscored his support for President Tinubu’s continued efforts to restore constitutional order in Niger,” the statement said.