According to the statement made by the Nigerian Presidency, the President of Nigeria and also the President of ECOWAS Bola Ahmed Tinubu proposed a 9-month transitional government period for the military administration in Niger.
Reminding that Nigeria returned to civilian rule after a 9-month transition period initiated by the military head of state in 1999, Tinubu said, “If Niger’s military authorities are sincere, I see no reason why this should not be repeated in the country.” used the phrase.
Emphasizing that the action of the soldiers in Niger is unacceptable, Tinubu noted that the sooner the military makes positive regulations, the faster ECOWAS will act to lift the sanctions imposed on the country.
Abdurrahmane Tchiani, the leader of the transitional government called the National Council for the Protection of the Homeland (CNSP), in Niger, in his address to the nation on 19 August, announced that the transition to civilian rule would be completed within a maximum of 3 years.
coup in Niger
President Mohammad Bazum in Niger was detained by elements of the Presidential Guard Regiment on July 26, and that evening the soldier announced that he had seized power.
General Abdurrahmane Tchiani, Commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment, became the head of the transitional government called CNSP on July 28.
The CNSP appointed Lamine Zeine as prime minister on 7 August and announced the 21-member cabinet on 10 August, consisting of soldiers and civilians.