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The 14th Emir of Kano state and grand Khalifah of the Tijjaniyah Muslim Group in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, has visited Niamey, the capital of the Niger Republic and held a private meeting with the leader of the military junta, General Tchani.
In a video shared by Daily Trust and photos by Leadership on their Twitter pages, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was seen engaging the military leaders, suspected to be on the political development in the country.
However, it was not clear in what capacity Sanusi embarked on the journey to the Niger Republic, the West African country that recently severed its diplomatic ties with Nigeria over its stance against the military rule in the country.
Muhammadu Sanusi , had a closed-door meeting with President Bola Tinubu
Although the details of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, remains unknown but it is however unconnected to Sanusi’s meeting with the Niger Republic junta
Sanusi’s meeting came after the military junta declined a scheduled meeting with representatives from the African Union (AU), the ECOWAS, and diplomats from the US
The meeting held On Wednesday night, August 9, a few hours after the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), met with the junta leaders in Niger Republic.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was said to had arrived at the Presidential at about 8:25 pm immediately after a high delegation of the Nigeria Islamic Ulama met with the President,
When asked about his visit to Niger, the former Emir simply said, it’s fine. As at the time of filing this report, Sanusi was still meeting with the President.
In the same vein, the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has revealed its position regarding the sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
On Wednesday, August 9, NSCIA’s deputy secretary-general, Salisu Shehu, said the council has opposed the sanctions imposed on Niger by ECOWAS following the Wednesday, July 26 coup in the West African country.