The expansion of Boko Haram has posed significant challenges to the stability of the Lake Chad region.

In response to this growing threat, the Nigerian government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, together with nine affected Governorates across the region, initiated a cross-border peacebuilding process in May 2018.

Welcome to a seminar where the Governors of the two most affected states in Northeast Nigeria, H.E. Kashim Shettima (Borno State) and H.E. Bindo Umaru Jibrilla (Adamawa), give their views on how to achieve sustainable peace. Opening remark by H.E. Inger Ultvedt, Sweden’s ambassador to Nigeria.

Time: Wednesday 27 June, 15:00-16:30

Venue: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

This seminar is arranged by Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (the Nordic Africa Institute), in collaboration with Utrikesdepartementet (the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs).

"In Nigeria, there is nothing like a monolithic Muslim north and nothing like a monolithic Christian south – it is just fiction"

"Nigeria is importing 20 million eggs per day from South Africa and cabbages from USA, packaged in Dubai – we need agricultural development, double cropping instead of rainfed farming"

"A hungry, angry, young man is a dangerous animal – and you can't stop him – hence the Boko Haram crisis is also about extreme poverty"

"BokoHaram destroyed 986,453 houses, 5,335 classrooms, 1,630 water facilities, 726 power distribution stations in Borno State alone – and this is just the tip of the iceberg"

– H.E. Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, Nigeria

⁩ give keynote speech at ⁦⁩ on the crisis and durable solutions for lasting peace.

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