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Buhari Departs Jeddah for Abuja After OIC Summit in Makkah

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President Muhammadu Buhari

 President Muhammadu Buhari today  departed the royal terminal of king Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Abuja, after attending the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Makkah.

While in Saudi Arabia, the president participated in the OIC summit where he noted with delight the decision of the organisation to support the inter-basin water transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad.

 According to the Nigerian leader, the shrinking of Lake Chad to about 10 per cent of its original size had adversely affected over 30 million livelihoods in the sub-region.

He further maintained that the shrinking had caused severe economic deprivation, fueled illegal migration to Europe, caused displacement of communities and radicalisation of youth, forcing them to join the Boko haram terrorist group.

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