President Muhammadu Buhari has donated a sum of $500k (N180 Million Naira) to Guinea Bissau for elections that held last month. The aid was provided to enable stability in the region.
According to a State House press statement released via the official Twitter account of the presidency, the donation, which was made in response to “an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau”, also included 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans and two light trucks.
“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,” one of the tweets reads.
“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.”
The announcement also informed of a mission, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister would carry out in Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a message from President Buhari to President Patrice Talon.
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“The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country,” it said.
See tweets below
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