Five days after creating the national disarmament, demobilization and reintegration committee, Nddrc, President Paul Biya in a decree appoints three times governor, Fai Yengo Francis to coordinate the disarmament process of both ex Boko Haram fighters in the Far North region and “Amba Boys” in the North West and South West regions
By heading the Nddrc, governor Fai Yengo Francis is not in his first crisis management in Cameroon. One of the biggest crisis that he has managed is the 1986 lake Nyos disaster.
By then, he was Senior Divisional Officer of Menchum Division in the North West region.
Fai Yengo Francis headed the local management committee during which he quickly mobilized people including prisoners to hurriedly bury all those killed by the disaster, while survivors were taken good care of in neighboring towns thanks to his coordination.
It should be noted that about 1700 people died in the lake Nyos disaster.
Ten years ago, during the February 2008 riots in Cameroon. Fai Yengo Francis was governor of the Littoral region where the uprising started, but he employed his magnanimity to immediately arrest the situation in the entire region.
Governor Fai Yengo Francis was coming from the Center region where he was equally governor after serving in the same capacity in the North West region from 1996-1998.
Even at the Douala Sea Port where he served as board chair, Fai Yengo Francis has always been at the center of conflict resolution and crisis management.
The native of Bui Division in the North West region with a rich experience is thus charged with the task of disarming, demobilising and reintegrating ex fighters of the concerned security crisis in the country, as stipulated in the November 30 decree creating the committee.
Fai Yengo Francis it should be recalled has been banned from leaving the country following a decision from the police boss, Martin Mbarga Nguele on the 4th of April 2018.
Presently, Fai Yengo Francis is board chair person of the civil status registration agency, Bunec.
The national disarmament, demobilization and reintegration committee has as head office in Yaoundé with regional branches in Bamenda, Buea and Mora.