VP says FG will ensure return of refugees

The Vice-President also accused Boko Haram of creating a humanitarian disaster that needs urgent attention.

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo also assured journalists that the final plan will be rolled out as soon as various stakeholders approve it.

He said “But it is for such a time as this that the visionary leaders of Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria established the Lake Chad Basin Commission in 1964.

“Those pioneers expected that working together as brothers in the commission, the ecological, commercial and social lives of the Lake Chad basin stood a much better chance of survival. They expected, even then, that there would be challenges, but they knew that the most daunting challenges are conquered by men and not spirits.”

“And they trusted in the creativity and hard work and the unbending will of their descendants to preserve the legacy that they left behind. That legacy is facing the most important threat today.

“The question is whether the twin challenges – the humanitarian and the ecological – will defeat the will, creativity and patriotism of this generation of leaders of the Lake Chad commission.

“If this were to happen, then in a few short years, the commission would probably, only exist on paper. God forbid,” Osinbajo said.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also said the Federal Government withheld the names of persons from whom looted assets were recovered in order not to compromise ongoing investigations.

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