Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has commended the release of former President Mohammad Bazoum’s wife and son from house arrest by The National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland, the ruling military junta in Niger.
Tuggar gave the commendation in a statement on Friday signed by his Special Assistant Media and Communications Strategy, Alkasim Abdulkadir, in Abuja.
The Minister who is also the Chairperson of the Mediation and Security Council, said it is a logical step in bringing normalcy back to the country and the region in general.
He reiterated the call to the government led by General Abdourahamane Tchiani to hasten the release of Mohammed Bazoum from its custody. and allow him to fly to a third country as a step towards further talks on lifting sanctions.
He further charged the Niger government to initiate the transition to constitutional rule in the interest of the people, peace and stability of the region.