‘N/Assembly to back gov’t on Lake Chad’
The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Lake Chad, Sabo Garba, said the National Assembly would continue to come up with legislative framework to give legal backing to government policies that would help in recharging the Lake Chad and reclaiming the receded areas and the ecosystem. While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill, the lawmaker said it was one of the best things to happen to the region. The lawmaker who represents Nangere/ Potiskum Federal Constituency of Yobe State also lauded the president for ratifying the Lake Chad Charter months ago. He said the NEDC would help in fast-tracking the process of rebuilding and reconstruction of the devastated North East region, saying the Lake Chad Charter between Nigeria, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Libya and the Republic of Chad would further boost socioeconomic and security co-operations among the member nations.