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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe as his Special Envoy with Cabinet Rank Status to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region to represent Nigeria in the West Africa country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha made this disclosure in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the appointment was in fulfillment of President Buhari’s promise to aid Chad Republic in its journey towards achieving a seamless transition back to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by General Mahamat Deby Itno, the President of the Transitional Military Council of Chad.
The statement said the appointment, which is a cabinet rank status, would require Kingibe to, among other things, monitor developments in Chad, collaborate with members of the Lake Chad Basin Commission who have similar vision of restoring peace and security to Chad.
‘President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, as his Special Envoy with Cabinet Rank Status, to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region.
‘This appointment of a Special Envoy by the President is also 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 25th of May, 2021’ he added.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK