United Nations seeks stability in Lake Chad region

12 July 2018 sunnewsonline 0 Comment Activities 252 Views
UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, speaking during the inaugural Lake Chad Basin Governors' Forum UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, speaking during the inaugural Lake Chad Basin Governors' Forum (Photo, UNDP Nigeria/Lucky Musonda)
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The UN through its Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday in Maiduguri at a joint Press Conference with Borno State government that it was organizing a two-day international forum of governors from the Lake Chad Basin region in Maiduguri, Borno’s capital.

“International concern on addressing the regional dimension of the insurgency is growing. The UN Security Council Resolution 2349 (2017) on Boko Haram and Lake Chad Basin was adopted by the security council at its 7911th meeting of March 2017 following the visit to the Lake Chad Regions,” UNDP Communication Analyst, Eno Jonathan said at the press conference.

She said the resolution of the UN Security Council gave birth to the formation of the Lake Chad Governors’ Forum, which involves governors of three northeast States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe affected by insurgency. Other members, according to Jonathan, include governors of regions in Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

“The forum will hold on 8th and 9th May, 2018,” she disclosed.

She said the forum was expected to come out with a “bottom-up approach” that will bridge the gap between local and international efforts to stabilize the Lake Chad Basin, including development of stabilization strategy for the area.

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