President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to continuously support the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) based in N’djamena, Chad Republic, despite the low resources caused by the coronavirus pandemic and fallen oil prices.
This was made known in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the President’s media aide, on Friday.
“President Buhari said despite paucity of resources, security of Nigeria and that of her neighbours must have pride of place, so I will consult with all the relevant officials, and we will do our best,” Adesina noted in the statement.
“Ambassador Nuhu gave the President updates on the proposed recharge of Lake Chad, which he said was one of the priorities of Lake Chad Basin Commission, and for which you have great passion, informing that the governments of China and Italy were of great support, and positive action should commence soon.
“He also commended countries which have contributed troops to MNJTF, adding, however, that kinetic military approach alone would not eradicate insurgency, and emphasis must also be placed on the causes, particularly poverty.”