As part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attempts to restore democracy in that country, Tinubu has cut off the daily supply of 150 megawatts (MW) of energy to Niger.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which was directly involved in power transfer on Tuesday night, performed the disconnect.
Vanguard repeatedly called TCN’s managing director and CEO, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz, yesterday, but he didn’t answer.
However, a source within the organization who wished to remain anonymous said: “It is true that Niger was cut off from the national grid last night at the government’s instruction. Niger used to receive 150 MW of electricity from Nigeria.
It is a complete disconnect in keeping with ECOWAS efforts to reestablish democracy in that nation.
Military action in Niger is a “last resort,” according to the Defense Chiefs.
However, on Wednesday, military officials from the ECOWAS regional bloc described an army intervention in junta-ruled Niger as “the last resort.”
Abdel-Fatau Musah, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, and Security, stated that using military force was the absolute last option available and the last resort. Nevertheless, he added, “We must be ready for the eventuality.”
Speaking at the beginning of a three-day gathering of the grouping’s military commanders in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Musah noted that an ECOWAS delegation led by former Nigerian president Abdulsalami Abubakar was in Niger to “negotiate”.
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