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Lake Chad Basin: Governors to craft regional framework against B/H crisis

Governors from the Lake Chad Basin will meet in Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria to discuss regional approach to addressing the Boko…

Governors from the Lake Chad Basin will meet in Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria to discuss regional approach to addressing the Boko Haram Crisis.

Nearly a decade after Boko Haram commenced its insurgency activities in North-East, the crisis has taken a regional dimension leaving millions displaced, billions worth in damages to property across the region.

Reuters reported within the week that insurgents were holding territories while also taking taxes in the Lake Chad region.

This has prompted international calls for addressing the crisis using a regional approach.  Following the visit by the UN Security Council in March 2017, Resolution 2349 on Boko Haram and Lake Chad was adopted.
The Resolution called upon Governments in the region to address the root-causes of the crisis.

In order to begin the process of designing a regional framework for addressing the crisis, 11 Governors from the affected States in Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria will gather in Maiduguri, the epicentre of the crisis, in Borno State, Nigeria from 8-9 May 2018.

According to the United Nations, President Muhammadu Buhari as well as Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel will be part of the meeting.

Also, François Louncény Fall; UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, Ambassador Zaina Nyiramatama; Special Representative of the African Union to the Lake Chad Basin and Edward Kallon; UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria are expected to grace the meeting.

 

*Source: Dailytrust

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