The extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government of the Lake Chad Basin commission is about to begin in Abuja.
The extraordinary summit will be chaired by Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari.
Issues of security, mitigating the impact of climate change and recharging the Lake Chad will be top on the agenda at this meeting.
All eyes will be on General Mahamat Idris Derby, the leader of the Transitional Military Council in the Republic of Chad as The political and security situation in the country may likely be on the agenda of the heads of government.
Chad military transitional Council will hope to get the backing of the regional bloc as the country’s military seeks to strengthen its role in stabilising the region and keep rebel groups, jihadists and other extremists at bay.
Six countries make up this important commission that seeks to promote regional cooperation and integration in the Lake Chad area.