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Buhari appoints 75-year-old Kingibe as Special Envoy to Chad, Lake Basin

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President Muhammadu Buhari has permitted the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, as his Particular Envoy with Cupboard Rank Standing, to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Area.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation made the announcement in an announcement.

The SGF mentioned the appointment is in consonance with the decision of the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Authorities of the Lake Chad Basin Fee Member Nations.

The Particular Envoy will monitor developments in Chad and the Lake Area; support reconciliation and seamless progress in direction of return to democratic rule on the finish of the present Transitional Navy Council’s rule.

He will even collaborate with member nations and companions within the area with related initiatives to revive stability, promote peace and, safety; promote another initiative ancillary to the restoration of peace and safety in Chad, the North-East Nigeria and the Lake space.

Mustapha famous that Buhari has demonstrated the willpower of Nigeria to guide regional safety efforts that can stabilize the Lake Chad Basin Area, deliver peace to Chad and get rid of the Boko Haram insurgency within the North East.

“That is additionally a fulfilment of the President’s promise to Common Mahamat Deby Itno, the President of the Transitional Navy Council of Chad, to help a seamless progress in direction of return to democratic rule, when he visited Nigeria in Could, 2021”, Mustapha mentioned.

Kingibe,75 is a multi-lingual diplomat. He served as Federal Everlasting Secretary, Secretary to the Constituent Meeting, Cupboard Minister, and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.

He participated in earlier Nigeria-led Chadian reconciliation talks (Kano 1 & II in addition to Lagos 1 & II).

Kingibe was the operating mate to Moshood Kashimawo Olawake (MKO) Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida regime.

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