Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau has called on international donors and other stakeholders to support the Federal Government in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin.
He made the call while speaking at the second Regional Protection Dialogue on Lake Chad Basin, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The minister said that the cooperation of the stakeholders was imperative in ensuring that their efforts at alleviating the crisis in the region yielded positive results.
Dambazau pointed out that security in the basin had remained a challenge in spite of the efforts of the joint military forces of countries in the basin.
“I do not need to tell you that it is not yet `Uhuru’ as far as the alleviation of the challenges of the Lake Chad Basin is concerned.”
“In spite of the huge breakthrough achieved in the fight against the insurgents by efforts of our joint military forces, security in the Basin has remained a challenge, particularly for the displaced population and other vulnerable groups.”
Dambazau said the aim of the dialogue was for stakeholders to appraise their commitments toward the implementation of outcome of the first meeting.
“It is also to propose and seek the adoption of a framework for comprehensive solutions that are in line with international principles,” he said.