Buhari presides over Extraordinary Summit of Lake Chad Basin Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other sub-regional leaders participating in the summit include the Presidents of Republic, Mohamed Bazoum and African Republic, Prof. Faustin Touader

Others are Lt. Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, President of the Transitional Military Council of the Republic of Chad, while Cameroon’s President Paul Bryan, was represented at the meeting.

Other at the summit include representatives of Mohamed Al-Menfi, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, and the Sudanese President

NAN reports that the leaders be discussing the security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations and economic ties as well as the situation in Chad.

The of ICBC and Head of mission of the Multinational Joint Task Force are expected to presentations situation in Chad

The Chadian leader, Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, also the summit on developments in his country as well as other relevant issues.

NAN reports that President Buhari, who is the Chair of leaders of LCBC member-countries, had asked for a minute silence in honour of late Chadian President, Marshal Idriss Deby, who was killed by Chadian rebels on April 19.

NAN also reports that the extraordinary summit deliberate issue of islamic state and the that they pose to the member states as well as the lake Chad environment.

The leaders are also expected to discuss the issue of transfer of water from the African Republic the Chad Basin.

NAN observed that the resilience of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in the Lake Chad Basin had been unprecedented in recent times.

NAN reports that a communique outcome of the summit is expected at the end of the deliberations of the sub-regional leaders later today. (NAN)