The six countries that make up the Lake Chad Basin Commission is meeting in Abuja, capital of Nigeria in an extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, is chairing the meeting that will focus on the worsening insecurity in the region.
How to mitigate the impact of climate change and recharging the Lake Chad will also be top on the agenda.
Leader of the Transitional Military Council in the Republic of Chad, General Mahamat Idris Derby, will occupy center stage as the political and security situation in the country dominate discussion on the continent of Africa.
The death of the former Chadian Leader, Idris Derby, on the 19th of April, 2020, and the emergence of his son as a successor has been a source of concern on the continent.
The Chadian government hopes to secure the backing of the regional bloc as the military seeks to strengthen its role in stabilizing the region and keep rebel groups, jihadists and other extremists at bay.
The six countries that make up the commission are Cameroun, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Lybia and The Republic of Central Africa.
All of them are contorted with one internal security issue or the other which share a similar link to external terrorism organisations.