President Muhammadu Buhari says he will host leaders of the Lake Basin Commission to an informal Security Summit on the sidelines of his forthcoming Second Term inaugural ceremonies slated for June 12th in Abuja.
The president made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian President Idris Deby Itno in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation OIC.
According to the president, the summit is to come up with new strategies to bring to a permanent end, the Boko Haram terrorism being faced by the countries of the Lake Chad region.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the two Presidents agreed that the time has now come for the regional leaders to sit down to agree on how to change the unwinding nature of the war.
The Nigerian leader noted that now that elections were over and he is now back in full force, it was time for a new way forward that removes completely the threat of terrorism from the Lake Chad sub-region.