Nigeria donates $500,000 to support Guinea Bissau
The Nigerian government has donated both cash and materials to help Guinean Bissau with their election process. To mak it happen, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the donation of $500,000, two light trucks, 5 Hilux vans, 10 motorcycles and 350 units of electoral kits to support the election process of Guinea Bissau. The donation is coming after a call for assistance by the country for support to conduct her legislative elections.
According to the twitter handle of the Presidency @NGRPresident, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyema and the President of the ECOWAS Jean Claude Brou, led the delegation to deliver the items.
“In his capacity as Chairman, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, Pres Buhari, this morning, directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, @GeoffreyOnyeama to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou
“President @MBuhari had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support to the country’s election process including 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, 5 Hilux vans, 2 light trucks and US$500,000.
“This vital assistance ensured that legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.
“In a separate development, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister will also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.”