Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a Lake Chad report submitted in 1920 be reviewed to salvage the lake from drying up, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Fatimah Mede, said Tuesday, Premium Times reports.
Mede told journalists that the president gave the directive following his concern that Lake Chad has receded from 33 000 square kilometres about two decades ago to just 300 square kilometres.
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The president, Mede said, complained that the receding lake is adversely affecting the livelihood of those whose economic activities are directly linked to it.
Lake Chad is largest lake in the Chad Basin, and is located mainly in the far west of Chad which shares a border with north-eastern Nigeria.
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