The Nigeria Labour Congress -NLC has warned the Economic Community of West African States – ECOWAS, against the use of military force to remove the military junta in Niger Republic, stating that the disadvantages clearly outweigh the benefits.
NLC issued the warning in a statement signed by its President, Joe Ajaero.
Recall that the leaders of the ECOWAS member states met in Abuja and decided to send out a standby force in an effort to restore constitutional democracy in Niger and reinstate the country’s expelled president, Mohamed Bazoum.
Reports say at the meeting, Bola Tinubu, the president of Nigeria, said that all options, including the use of force as a last resort, were on the table. The NLC claimed that such a move would only put the lives of deposed President Bazoum and his family in danger, cause the entire region, including Northern Nigeria, to become unstable, and result in the loss of many lives.
It also urged the governments to consider if they had the economic strength to prosecute a war since one could not predict what the end would look like.