Buhari made the declaration while addressing the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin in Abuja.
Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since it began in 2009 and has triggered a humanitarian crisis in the wider Lake Chad region, where the jihadists have stepped up attacks in recent months.
President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned another Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to address prevailing security challenges in the sub-region.
President Buhari stated that the meeting, which is a follow up to a similar one held in N’djamena, the Chadian capital in November, was convened for the adoption of a report of the LCBC security and defence committee on the Boko Haram insurgency.
Nicholas Santos slapped the water in delight after the Brazilian veteran powered to victory over Chad le Clos to win the 50m butterfly at the short course World Swimming Championships on Saturday.
The lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has reacted to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is planning to create illegal polling units in Niger and Chad to favour President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming election.
The signatories were Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Gabon, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe would have pushed to 27 the countries who would have started implementing the open skies policy.
Humanitarian corridors were negotiated in July and October with the G5-Sahel force - Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad - and with Niger's army.
On alleged plans by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create illegal polling units in Niger and Chad in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari, Ndume said the commission was being guided by law.
“The story about the possibility of so called Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Chad and Niger republic voting in the 2019 general elections was as a result of a misrepresentation of facts by a newspaper in its story on the Validation Conference in respect of the Framework for Voting for Internally Displaced Persons, held on12th December in Abuja, for which the Commission had to promptly issue a rebuttal.