Nigeria : the Netherlands to participate in Lake Chad restoration

President Buhari seeks a stabilized Sahel through smart international alliances and extensive collaboration with sovereign countries of the region © RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the interest of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, to support the restoration of the Lake Chad to its old glory.

Buhari said this when he met with Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, at The Hague.

President Buhari also welcomed Netherlands’ commitment to establish a technical committee to work with the Nigerian side on the best approach to address the shrinkage of the Lake Chad.

The Nigerian leader stressed the need for workable solutions to restore the Lake Chad, including the inter-basin water transfer project from Ubangi River in Central Africa to the Lake.

President Buhari also raised the humanitarian crisis in the region, the receding of the Lake Chad and its impact on the economy of the communities living in the area.

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