Nigeria Government Donates $500,000, Vehicles To Guinea Bissau For Elections.

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Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria president was yesterday approved the donation of sum $500,000 to Guinea Bissau to support the election process of the country

The information was made available by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, yesterday Friday 26 April 2019.

He said the money was approved based on responding to urgent demands for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau.

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Items Nigeria support the country with include, 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, and two light trucks, as it was revealed by Shehu.

Garba further stress that the donations will assist that legislative elections, which should help to stabilised Guinea Bissau.

Shehu statement read, "In his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, President Muhammadu Buhari, this morning, directed the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.

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President Buhari 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 three hundred and fifty (350) units of electoral kits, ten(10) motorcycles, five(5) Hilux vans, two(2) light trucks and Five hundred thousand US Dollars ($500,000).

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This vital assistance ensured that legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilising 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.

The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country".

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