Boko Haram: EU donates $50 million to Nigeria

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The European Union on Thursday pledged $50million as support for the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the country.

German President Joachim Gauck announced the pledge on Thursday at a joint press conference when he visited the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja on a state visit.

Mr. Gauck stated that the EU was supporting an already initiated approach by the Buhari administration to fight the Boko Haram scourge in collaboration with the neighbouring countries and the African Union.

He added that what Germany wanted to see was a peaceful change, which was being propagated by the president.

“We as Europe will support that initiative with $50 million. We commend your good governance.

“Good governance is not possible without peace, Germany will support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and we would continue to provide support for the displaced people on a humanitarian basis,” Mr. Gauck said.

Responding to questions on the repatriation of funds stashed in European Banks, Mr. Gauck advised Nigeria to adopt a model used by Germany when they were in a similar position.

He said they had used illegal means to get the information needed to track the funds.

The president commended the freedom of speech and freedom of the press in Nigeria, adding that “Nigeria is a country full of determination to make a change and Mr President you are determined to make the change”.


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  • blackdove

    Between the opinions of the German President and that of the domestic enemies of the Nigerian state; I will take that of the former every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

  • Du Covenant

    Thank you Mr. Gauck for your advice on how to get our stolen commonwealth back. Some Nigerians have just learned the phrase ‘rule of law’ and they are just abusing it. Desperate situations require desperate measures and all those we have been stealing us dry must be made to pay using legal and illegal means too. It is very fair to do so!.

  • kuli

    “Responding to questions on the repatriation of funds stashed in European Banks, Mr. Gauck advised Nigeria to adopt a model used by Germany when they were in a similar position.

    He said they had used illegal means to get the information needed to track the funds.”

    KONTINIUUU

  • Otile

    I hate the disgraceful practice of the Northerners, going around the world in caps begging people for aid and money. What is this $50 millions for? No wonder why EU looks down on Nigeria. People tend to regard beggars with contempt. Imam stop disgracing Africa. Nonsense

    • Amir

      You unemployed PDP online bigot is now bigger than the EU? Without the Western world you’d still be wearing mango leaves and eating raw lizards in the bush till now.