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Insurgency: LCBC calls for formulation of stabilization strategy in North-east

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Insurgency: LCBC calls for formulation of stabilization strategy in North-east

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has tasked countries in the region to formulate an Action Plan for Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS).

The strategy which is expected to be under nine pillars is to ascertain the needs of victims of the insurgent attacks with a view to providing the assistance in the region.

According to the Commissioner for Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Reintegration and Human Services in Adamawa State, Mr Elijah Tumba plan is border around Political Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance, Security and Human rights.

He explained that plan is to also include Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons associated with Boko Haram.

According to him, other areas of the plan will also take account of Humanitarian Assistance, Governance and the Social Contract, Socio-economic recovery, Environmental Sustainability, Education, Leaning, and Skills Acquisition, Prevention of Violent Extremism, and Building peace, Empowerment as well as inclusion of women and Youth.

The Commissioner stated this at a meeting of humanitarian and development workers to contribute to the development of the document for submission to the LCBC and Governors’ Forum for humanitarian development and peace building, which was held at the American University of Nigeria AUN in Yola.

He explained that the Technical Review of Adamawa state Territorial Action Plan was to harmonize the documents that will provide holistic approach to interventions in the areas of humanitarian development and peace building in the state.

He said: “We are reviewing the work that was done by the various groups since the programme started last year and the documents after revalidating will be sent for political review and shared by the RSS secretariat in N’djamena who will meet in Cameroon in May to look at the documents”.

Also speaking at the meeting, the United Nations Representative, Zara Goni stated that the agency which is looking forward to the implementation of the action plan was already working in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

While also the State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, declared that the State Government is fully in support of the nine pillars of the programme and will ensure the full implementation.

The Governor who was represented by the Special Adviser on Basic Education, Alhaji Bashir Tukur, said: “The review of the plan will give a clear road map of accessing funds from the commission for citizens in Adamawa to feel the impact of the Lake Chad Basin Commission”.

Insurgency: LCBC calls for formulation of stabilization strategy in North-east

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