The former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Mohammed, on Wednesday met with the leaders of the Niger military junta in Niamey.
He disclosed this to State House correspondents after a visit to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He briefed the president on his efforts at resolving the political crisis in Niger.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor’s meeting with coup leaders followed a futile effort by the representatives of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), African Union, and a top United States diplomat to engage the military officials who toppled President Mohammed Basoum on July 26.
Sanusi said: “I came to brief him on the details of my discussions with leaders of Niger. We’ll continue to do our best to bring the two parties together to improve understanding.
“This is the time for public diplomacy, it’s not a matter that we leave to governments. All Nigerians, all Nigeriens need to be involved to find a solution that works for Africa, a solution that works for Niger, that works for Nigeria, and a solution that works for humanity.”