Lake Chad Region Development to Impact 30m People-North East Commission

The North East Development Commission says regional collaboration on the recovery and development of Lake Chad Region keyed into by the Federal Government will improve economic and Socio-political well being of over Thirty Million people affected by crisis and Climate Change within the region.

The Managing Director of the Commission, Mr Muhammed Alkali made this known at the opening of first Annual forum on the development of Lake Chad Region held in Abuja.

Mr. Alkali said the collaboration through regional coordination, knowledge, monitoring and rural mobility and programmes targeting at improving agriculture Livelihood of the people would address insecurity and forced displacement crisis in the country and other three countries of Cameroon, Republic of Niger and Chad.

The Managing Director of the North East Development Commission explained that Nigeria’s inclusion in the on-going World Bank financed Multi Sectoral Crises Recovery Project, being implemented in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, has a similar focus to the Regional Project in terms of Social cohesion, livelihoods, restoration of services and Infrastructure in the area .

At the event, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Mamma Nuhu expressed the hope that the maiden edition of the forum would facilitate effective mechanism for regional cooperation and Coordination of Stabilization and recovery intervention across Lake Chad Region.

The meeting which was declared open by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had critical stakeholders from the four Countries affected by Lake Chad including the Federal Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu in attendance.(FRCN)

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