UN envoy to proceed efforts in the direction of restoring constitutional order in Niger

Léonardo Santos Simão was in Abuja, Nigeria, on Sunday to take part within the extraordinary summit on the disaster, organized by regional bloc ECOWAS.

“He’ll proceed his consultations with all companions with a view to restoring constitutional order and consolidating democratic beneficial properties in Niger,” mentioned UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq, talking in New York.

On the Abuja assembly, ECOWAS demanded the quick launch of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, who was seized by a few of his guards at his official residence on 26 July.

The bloc’s 15 members mentioned they might “take all measures vital”, together with use of power, if he’s not reinstated in every week. They’ve additionally suspended business and monetary transactions with Niger and closed air and land borders with the nation.

UN help continues

Mr. Simão, who additionally heads the UN Workplace for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), condemned within the strongest attainable phrases the seizure of energy by power and the undermining of democratic governance, peace and stability in Niger.

“The unconstitutional change of presidency in Niger has come to additional complicate an already worsening safety panorama within the Liptako Gourma space, and the area typically,”  he mentioned.

He added that the UN Nation Workforce in Niger is continuous its help to weak individuals there.

He additionally reiterated the dedication of his workplace and your entire UN system to work carefully with ECOWAS in assist of the individuals of Niger.  

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