Jonathan heads to Niamey; to meet neighbouring leaders over Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday undertake a one-day official visit to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

In a statement, the Presidential Spokesperson, Rueben Abati, said President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government are expected to review the ongoing collaboration against terrorism and agree on further joint actions to curb terrorism and
insurgency within and across their national boundaries.

President Jonathan and the Heads of State and Government of the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin Republic resolved at a meeting in Paris in May this year to intensify efforts to curtail terrorism and violent extremism.

At the Paris Summit which was hosted by President Francois Hollande of France in the aftermath of the dastardly abduction of the Chibok College girls, President Jonathan and the other leaders also  agreed to establish joint anti-terrorism patrols and a system of sharing intelligence to support operations against terrorists and other cross-border criminals.

The leaders also agreed to create a dedicated team to draw up advise for the implementation of a regional counter-terrorism strategy under the framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

Benin Republic, not a member of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, but which participated in the Paris Summit was also invited to the Niamey talks.

The Lake Chad Basin Commission was established in 1964 by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon. It has the mandate of sustainably and equitably managing  shared water resources of the Lake Chad Basin and promoting regional integration, peace and security across the Basin.

President Jonathan, who will be accompanied to Niamey by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, the Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, the Chief Of Defence State, Air Chief Marshall Alex Barde and other senior government officials, will
return to Abuja at the conclusion of the one-day summit.


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  • Dan Fulani

    The honeymoon is over.
    The CAN President is on his own.

  • Factual

    Will MAD SHERRIF be on the entourage or Will he receive his friend the Dumbo in Niamey?

  • Otile

    The Chadian and Nigerien presidents are not good Muslims. See how they are co-operating with our President, Dr Jonathan to kill off their brothers. Did you see the kind of weapons they are urging Dr Jonathan to use on their boko relatives? Islam is not what we thought it is. Allah.

    • Ade

      Islam is invented by the devil giving fake prophet muhammad Satan verses to deceive millions

      • salako

        Your drunked farther and your prostitute morther are the devils that will never see light and na so dem go rost in hell fire.

  • Efe1

    Is modu on the entourage this time as well? And on that pic, is GEJ hard at hearing or why is the military man using a megaphone? If he is, that will explain the situation of the country.