United States Vice President Kamala Harris and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed strong support for Nigeria’s efforts toward the restoration of constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.
They offered their support in separate telephone conversations with President Bola Tinubu on Thursday evening in Abuja, according to a statement by President’s spokesperson, Dele Alake on Friday.
According to a statement issued on Friday by Dele Alake, Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communication & Strategy, the two leaders also commended the Nigerian President, who is also the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, for spearheading the peace moves.
President Tinubu quickly rejected the threat to democracy in that country, sending a strong delegation to talk with all the parties with a view to restoring constitutional order in Niger.
In her telephone conversation with President Tinubu, at the instance of the US authorities, Harris was said to have praised the reform initiatives of the Federal Government, urging the country to continue in that direction.
Alake said while pledging to support democracy in Africa, including the West African sub-region, Harris also said the U.S. would assist Nigeria in the battle against terrorism.
He said that the US Vice President spoke on the need for Africa, including Nigeria to embrace energy transitions.