Friday, 31 July 2015

Nigeria will abide by ICJ ruling on Bakassi - Buhari

While speaking at an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon during his 2-day working and friendly visit to the country yesterday July 29th, President Buhari said his administration would ensure the faithful implementation of the Green Tree Agreement, which regulates the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroon.

Since Nigeria allowed the case to go to court (ICJ), and we lost, we have to abide by it," he said while responding to a question from a Nigerian on the issue.

The Bakassi Peninsula lies between the Cross River estuary and the Rio del Ray estuary on the east of Cameroon. It was ceded to the Cameroonian government on October 10th 2002 following a judgement by the International Court of Justice.