Handover at LCBC

Tuesday, 2018, March 6

President Buhari with the outgoing Executive Secretary to the right and the new appointee to the leftThe 63rd ordinary session of the Council of Ministers and 15th ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) were held on the sidelines of the International Conference on Saving Lake Chad on 26-28 February 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. It is worth noting that LCBC is an organisation in charge of the sound management of the resources of the Lake Chad basin. In addition to current issues and the adoption of the 2018 programme of activities and budget, the Heads of State and Government endorsed the resolutions tabled to them including the appointment of the new Executive Secretary and the approval of the institutional reform of LCBC.
After seven years at the helm of the Commission, Engr. Sanusi Imran Abdullahi leaves the institution and Amb. Mamman Nuhu takes over for four-year tenure. The Summit assigned the incoming Executive Secretary to recruit the new officers and experts taking into account the representation criterion, and pay the gratuities to those who will leave the Commission as a result of the implementation of the reform. Following this 15th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC member countries, H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger transferred the chairmanship of the Summit to his brother and friend, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.