Buhari assures Biya of compliance on Bakkassi

Against an allegation that Nigeria was still accessing hydrocarbon from the oil rich Bakkassi Penunsula despite the judgement of the International Court of Justice, ICJ that ceded region to the Republic of Cameroon, President Mohammadu on Wednesday in Abuja told the country’s president, Mr. Paul Biya and his people to put their mind at rest.

 

Paul Biya of Cameron and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
Paul Biya of Cameroon and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari (Right), and President of Cameroon Mr. Paul Biya, during a dinner in honor of the visiting President of Cameroon, at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday Night Answering questions at a joint press briefing which followed the signing of a bilateral agreement and security, amongst others, between Nigeria and Cameroon, the president stated that a committed had been set up with members from both countries to deliberate on the matter. He remarked that while the report of the committee was being awaited, the country needed not to worry as Nigeria would not go contrary to the decision of the ICJ. He said: “On this issue, I will like the government and people of Cameroon to keep their minds at peace.

 

Nigeria, we are an internationally respectful and abiding nation. Somehow there was a crisis between the two nations on Bakassi Penisula over the hydrocarbon exploitation. This issue is being dealt with by the International Court of Justice. “The technical part of the extent of international interest forms the second part of your question. On maritime resources, there is a committee of experts comprising Cameroon and Nigeria sides. I cannot fully answer that question until after the results of this committee report gets to us and when they submit the report, I expect that with a few of us that are still around, we shall sit together and see what is the best way for the two countries. So, feel secured and be at peace.”

 

Also reacting to a question of why Cameroon allegedly harboured suspected terrorists who ran to the country for safety, visiting president Pual Biya said that the allegation was unfounded. He maintained that Cameroon was committed to ending insurgency in lake Chad basin. “Yes I have had of this information. I heard it in New York during conferences that Cameroon serves as basis for Boko Haram but what can Cameroon benefit from that? Is it the ideologies? Are we going to benefit from finances? No. It was just bad press. Cameroon remains focused and committed to the fight against Boko Haram”, he said.

 

Meanwhile, president Buhari at a dinner and cultural night organized in honour of the visiting President of Cameroon and his wife, Chantal Biya at the Presidential Villa,on Tuesday night appreciated the government for giving protection to over 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons from Nigeria since July 2014. The president at the dinner that attracted the Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Muktar and top private sector and government functionaries from Cameroon also thanked the United Nations, UN and other international donor agencies for their various assistances to IDPs across the country just as he condoled with the families of Boko Haram victims along the Nigeria/Cameroon border.

 

He said: “Our special condolences go to families of our fallen heroes who had sacrificed their lives to safe guard our territorial integrity and provide security of lives and property of our people “Permit me to use this occasion of your Excellency’s visit to Nigeria to once again extend my personal gratitude and that of the Federal Government for your country’s hosting of over 65,000 Nigerian refugees since July 2014. “We also appreciate the assistance of the United Nations System, International donors, local and international non-governmental organisations and the ordinary Cameroonian families who share their meager provisions with the refugees in the spirit of African brotherhood. We thank them all”.

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A young man of African origin born to a Nigerian family. He grew up to be a project manger turned IT technician. Well experienced IT management professional and business analyst with strong business and project management background across diverse industry. Over twenty years providing IT support to clients in Nigeria and United Kingdom. Professional Background Business process analysis and consultancy. Provision of strategic advice to clients on various business issues ranging from procurement, IT, organization and simplification of work processes to ultimately applying systems approach to provide satisfactory solution to business needs. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Windows Applications, Graphics Applications, etc., General Software Trouble Shooting and Installation, PC trouble shooting, repairs and upgrading. 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WORK EXPERIENCE IT Support & Integrated Services | Emex Consult, Leventis Building, 6 Azikiwe Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria Oct 2015  Oversee the procurement, building, sales and repairs of PC (Desktop and Laptop).  Provision of website development and e-marketing services.  Ensure that customers’ websites are administered in accordance with industrial best practice, with timely deployment of content management systems and updates of relevant extensions.  Provide optimal customer services and administer all service calls and perform necessary software and hardware troubleshooting on all relevant devices.  Ensure hitch-free delivery of IT Support and customer services across the customers.  Supervise and resolve all hardware and software issues and assist to configure all new systems and perform compliance test on all deployment projects.  Carry out preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware, peripherals, CMSs and operating systems.  Ensure that all queries on foreign procurement (OEM) receive prompt attention and deliveries executed within SLAs. 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Senior Consultant | Danexcel Services Nigeria Ltd., Port Harcourt, Nigeria Aug. 2013 – Feb. 2014  Conducted audit of various operations of the company business to ensure compliance with relevant industrial standards such as technical, administrative and health and safety. Freelance/Independent IT Support Consultant | EMEX Consult, Herts, UK May 2011 – Jul 2013  Managed various aspects of PC (desktop and laptop) procurement, building, sales and repairs.  Provided support services to clients on procurement of IT equipment and peripherals.  Formulated and implemented corporate IT policies while managing computer support services. IT/Business Consultant | BUSY BEE, Welwyn Garden City, England, UK Nov. 2008 – April 2011  Installed, built, upgraded, repaired, configured, troubleshot, optimised, diagnosed and performed preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.  Played an instrumental role in working as an active member of the company’s IT help desk. EARLY CAREER ICT Instructor | Home Tuition Services, Middlessex, London, UK April 2007 – Oct. 2008 IT/Business Support Consultant | G-R Wright Food Processing Co., Enfield, UK Aug. 2006 – Feb. 2007 Principal Consultant | EMEX Systems (Nig) Ltd., Port Harcourt, Nigeria Sep. 2005 – March 2006 State Coordinator (Anambra) | The Presidency, National Youth Peace and Empowerment Project (NAYOPET), Abuja, Nigeria Feb. 2004 – Aug. 2005 Business Support Manager | EMEX Systems (Nig) Ltd., Port Harcourt, Nigeria March 1998 – Feb. 2004 Computing/Business Support Coordinator | Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. 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