28th August, 2018.

In order to curtail the mayhem and ravaging activities of Boko Haram Insurgents and uphold human rights and principles of persons living in the Lake Chad region, the LCBC is poised to develop and adopt a framework to curtail the mayhem and ravaging activities of Boko Haram Insurgents.
In his opening address at the Experts’ Validation Workshop for Regional Strategy on Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience of Boko Haram affected areas on Monday, August 27th, 2018 in Abuja, the Honourable Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Musa Ibrahim said that the workshop is a follow up to the first conference on Supporting the Development of a Regional Stabilization Strategy for the areas affected by Boko Haram held from 2nd – 4th November, 2017 in N’Djamana, Republic of Niger.
The Regional Conference Engr. Adamu noted provided the overall strategic direction needed to shape the “disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DDRRR)” pillars of the Regional Stabilization Strategy for Lake Chad Basin Countries affected by Boko Haram.
The Minister charged the workshop “to carefully analyze, review and validate the content of the document to enable the Council of Ministers of LCBC endorse the stabilization strategy for the region”.
In his keynote speech, the United Nation Resident Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon stated that as the regional strategy is finalized, UNDP and the entire UN system stands ready to support, where it may be necessary, partner to ensure an inclusive, sustainable, and accountable implementation of the strategy to help lift millions of vulnerable people out of poverty, stop the continued violence and put the Lake Chad sub-region on a path to sustainable development.
Earlier in his introductory remark, the Executive Secretary Lake Chad Basin commission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu said that they are in the last stage of the validation process where stakeholders and top-level decision makers are expected to consider and adopt the final strategy.
He expressed his optimism that the strategy will meet the expectations of international partners and donors, and spur them into action by providing the necessary support to ensure the success of the programme.

Kenechukwu Offie(Mrs.)

Director (Press and Public Relations Unit)

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