‘N/Assem­bly to back gov’t on Lake Chad’

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

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.

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