Tinubu assures diplomacy and dialogue with Niger’s junta as second ECOWAS summit begins in Abuja (Full Speech)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Tinubu has assured that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will give top priority to diplomacy and dialogue in ending the crisis in the Republic of Niger. Tinubu said this as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, at the Extraordinary Summit in Abuja, on Thursday. ECOWAS leaders convened in Nigeria’s capital to discuss the next line of action after the ultimatum issued elapsed on Sunday, without Niger’s military leaders yielding to the deadline. The West African regional bloc…