Monday, 27 September, 2021

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Bids for inter-basin water transfer into Lake Chad commenced


Bids Bids for inter-basin water transfer into Lake Chad has commenced.

It will involve evaluation and in-depth study on improving water flow into the Lake Chad region.

Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, noted that the Lake Chad basin had suffered from a combination of the impacts of climate change in the last four decades.

“For about four decades, recurring droughts, a general decline in rainfall and degradation of the biodiversity have led to drastic change in the environmental conditions of the Lake Chad Basin. The drying up of the lake, desertification and the decline in agricultural activities have been a major challenge to the social and economic well-being of millions of people in the area.’’

Suleiman Adamu

The study is seen as pivotal to the revitalisation of the Lake Chad and necessary to sustainably address the effects of climate change, youth unemployment and endemic poverty in the region.