U.S. commends Tinubu’s efforts to restore democracy in Niger Republic

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Lagos, July 30, 2023 – The U. S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, says the United States is behind President Bola Tinubu in his efforts to restore democracy in Niger Republic.

.A statement from Blinken’s office signed by Matthew Miller said Blinken spoke with Tinubu at the weekend.

The statement said that the U.S 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. (GBN)

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