US Spends $500m (N152billion) on Humanitarian Support in Nigeria over War Ravaged Northeast

351 x 165 -youthrevolutionaryparty.wordpress.comNigeria government is battling with the war unleashed by the terrorist group in the Northeastern part of the country by the Boko Haram sect.

The government of Nigeria receives several financial, materials and security supports from other country; one of the countries is the United States of America (US Government).

Today it was disclosed by the official of the US government in Nigeria that the US had in the last two years spent $500m on humanitarian support to communities in Northeastern part of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

The U.S. Deputy Director at the Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Natan Holt, made this disclosure in a teleconference with Journalists from across Africa.

Mr. Natan Holt, expressed his government’s joy at the release of 82 more Chibok girls at the weekend said that the girls were among thousands
of victims of Boko Haram.

Mr. Natan Holt stated that, “Many of you will have also followed the news of the release of the Chibok girls over the weekend. That was a heart-warming and positive development for these young women and their families.

“We provide a range of assistance to Nigerian authorities in their efforts to combat Boko Haram and ISIS West Africa.

“That includes intelligence sharing, training, advice on strategic communications, and various services to support victims of Boko Haram.

“We have provided close to $500m in humanitarian assistance over the last two years to those affected by the conflict in Northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad,’’ he said.

 “The future of Nigeria matters not just for Nigeria, but very much for its neighbours and I would argue for this planet.

“We have gone from a place where we were often not on the same page with Nigeria, to a place where we see things very much in the same
terms,’’ he added.

It was further disclosed that Nigeria and her current challenges will continue to occupy an important place for the U.S. government.

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