Last December, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues of the Lake Chad Basin Commission
renewed their commitment to ending the Boko Haram insurgency, declaring "a fight to finish".
The programme inscribes itself in the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram-affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region proposed by the African Union and the Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC) in 2018.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that this was part of a major recommendation of the International Conference on the Lake Chad in February 2018, in collaboration with Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Mohammed Bila, a geologist with the Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC) notes that the political insurgency in the West African region started with the receding waters of Lake Chad over a decade ago.
The Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC) was created in 1964 by the four countries that border it to help manage and preserve its resources.
It was organised by the Federal Govern- ment of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC), with the support of UNESCO.
"The environmental monitoring network in the Lake Chad Basin was inadequate, sparse, poorly funded and badly operated, said Mohammed Bila, a representative of the Lake Chad Basin Commission
based in N'Djamena, He recounted the experience of Kaukiri, a village near the tri point marker between Niger, Nigeria and Chad, where by 2010, farming could not take place because the Komadugu Yobe River had not brought water to the areas around the village.
As Lake Chad communities face urgent development challenges that are exacerbated by the future impact of climate change on the lake, the Lake Chad Basin Commission
(LCBC) developed a new Action Plan that will assist people living around the Lake in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria.
The recent low levels are a concern, and have been monitored through satellite and other means by the Lake Chad Basin Commission
It doesn't refer to the entire geo-political entity of the "Lake Chad Conventional Basin" (which covers the five countries now included in the Lake Chad Basin Commission
, i.e., Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Chad).
We are the shock-absorber of the West African sub-region, the bulwark of ECOWAS and Lake Chad Basin Commission