Why recharge of Lake Chad is imperative — Buhari

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President Buhari receives in audience Marshal of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad in State House on 27th Mar 2021. photo by Bayo Omoboriowo

—Holds bilateral talks with President Deby

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, at bilateral talks with the President of Chad, Marshal Idris Deby Itno, said that about 30 million people were adversely affected by a shrunken Lake Chad, which is now just about ten per cent of its original size.

President Itno was on a one-day official visit to Nigeria and the two leaders met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina quoted President Buhari as saying, “It is imperative that there be water transfer to the Lake Chad from the Congo Basin so that the people can resume their normal lives.”

He added that with inter-basin water transfer, farming, fishing, animal husbandry would resume, and curtail…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper