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UN Security Council Visits Nigeria

The Security Council Visiting Mission to the Lake Chad Basin Region will arrive Nigeria on Sunday with a visit to Maiduguri, Borno and proceed to Abuja to meet with the acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday.

The council is on a mission to the countries of the Lake Chad Basin. This is the first time the Council is visiting Nigeria. The countries in the Lake Chad Basin include Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The delegation will meet Northeast stakeholders in Maiduguri on Sunday before proceeding to Abuja where members will meet with Osinbajo and other stakeholders on Monday.

According to the release, the mission to Nigeria is aimed at enabling the UN Body gets first-hand information on the various issues affecting the country.

With the ongoing crisis in the North East and other challenges faced by the country, the delegation will use the mission to engage with federal and state authorities, actors on the ground supporting national response efforts and visit selected affected populations.


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