FG Seeks Urgent Action Toward Resuscitating Lake Chad
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised countries within the Lake Chad Basin to urgently do something to save the lake from extinction.
He has also urged them to show their political commitment toward reviving the lake, which keeps shrinking every day.
The Nigerian leader made the call at the high level meeting of the International Conference on the Lake Chad Basin in Abuja.
He said: “We must treat the issues of the Lake Chad with the urgency they deserve and show the needed political commitment towards reviving the Lake. Together let us share this mission of rescuing the Lake Chad Basin with a renewed vigor, determination and international collaboration as our inaction or delay will continue to accelerate the deteriorating standard of living of millions of our people with dire consequences on our continent and the World at large. The time to act is now. The time to bail out the region is now. The time to show our humanity is now.”
He also said that countries within the basin must collaborate with international organizations, donors and foreign countries, to achieve the goal of reviving the lake.
“As we continue on this journey towards our goal, I wish to use this medium to solicit for your continued collaboration and support. Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me reiterate our firm commitment to restore the Lake Chad to its former glory. Recognizing that our efforts will be more productive with international support, we call on our International Partners – Technical and Financial to remain unwavering in their support,” he said.