President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amb. Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy with Cabinet Rank Status to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin region.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Monday in Abuja.

“This appointment of a special envoy by the President is in consonance with the resolution of the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission Member Countries on the situation in Chad on the May 25.

“The special envoy will among others, monitor development in Chad and the Lake Chad Basin region.

“Aid the reconciliation and seamless progress towards returning to democratic rule at the end of the current Transitional Military Council`s rule.

“He will collaborate with member countries and partners in the region with similar initiatives to restore stability, promote peace and security,” he said.

According to him, other responsibilities include promoting any other initiative ancillary to the restoration of peace and security in Chad, the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region.

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