From: Agro Nature Admin
11 Governors from Nigeria, Chad, Republic of Cameroun and Niger will gather in Maiduguri to provide regional solution to addressing insecurity in North East Nigeria.
The Governors, scheduled to meet in Borno State from 8th-9th May are expected to identify the root-cause of the crisis.
According to a statement by Lucky Musonda of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) national office, Abuja, the meeting is “to begin the process of designing a regional framework for addressing the crisis.”
Prominent personalities expected at the inaugural meeting includes President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H. E Muhammadu Buhari, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, H.E Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, H.E François Louncény Fall.
Others are Special Representative of the African Union to the Lake Chad Basin, Ambassador Zaina Nyiramatama and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, H.E Edward Kallon.
The statement reads: “Nearly a decade after Boko Haram commenced its insurgency activities in North-East, the crisis have taken a regional dimension leaving millions displaced, billions worth in damages to property across the region.
“This has prompted international calls for addressing 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.”