President Buhari Urge For International Support To Save Lake Chad.
August 16, 2016
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save the Lake Chad from extinction, arising from effects of climate change.
Receiving the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, in Abuja, President Buhari warned that failure to regenerate the Lake Chad will lead to another round of migration by people living in the areas.
The President, who led seven ministers to an interactive meeting with the UNESCO chief, said Nigeria and the other countries of the Lake Chad Basin lacked the billions of dollars required to channel water from the Congo Basin into the lake to check its rapid depletion.
Senior Special Assistance to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement.
“Those living in the Lake Chad region have suffered untold hardship and displacement because of the violence perpetrated by Boko Haram…
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