World will pay dearly if Lake Chad goes dry - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, February 26, urged member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and stakeholders not to allow the receding Lake Chad Basin go into extinction because of selfish reasons. 

The Nation reports that President Buhari who declared that in Abuja said the would pay dearly if the Lake dries up Buhari also warned against taking unilateral decisions by member countries to recharge the Lake through inter basin water transfer. 

 The conference had ‘Saving the Lake Chad to revitalize the basin’s ecosystem for sustainable livelihood, Security and development,’ as its theme. The president who was represented by vice president Yemi Osinbajo said the cooperation and collaboration that underpins efforts to save the Lake Chad should not be allowed to flop. 

According to him, ''The world would pay a steep prize if stakeholders opted for unilateral actions in the pursuit of selfish interest if we collectively fail to rise boldly to this challenge of recharging the lake.'' 
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