The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has demanded a shorter transition from the junta in Niger.

Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, told the Ulamas during a meeting on Thursday that the 3-year transition proposed by the military leaders was unacceptable to the regional body.

A member of the Islamic clerics who met with the President, the National Missioner, Ansar-udeen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulrahman Ahmad, made this known to newsmen in Abuja.

The Ulamas had held a meeting with the Niger junta in a bid to avert military intervention to restore democracy in the francophone country as planned by the ECOWAS.

During their discussions, the junta leader, General, Abdourahamane Tiani, had indicated an interest in holding a dialogue to resolve the political impasse resulting from the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum in the July 26 coup.