The paper diagnoses one among the very
many challenges facing Lake Chad Basin which is water
insecurity that has plagued not only the basin, but
escalated to the entire north east sub-region of Nigeria
with damning food security consequences to the country
and adjoining countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroun.
The Boko Haram insecurity plaguing the region has
further worsened the water and food security situation.
Indeed the water body has diminished by about 90%
since the 1960s due to overuse and climate change
effects. The paper postulates a number of steps to
remediate the problem.
Keywords : Water Security, Lake Chad