The United Kingdom has reduced the amount of foreign aid money to Nigeria effective from 2018.
The aid money for Humanitarian support given to Nigeria in 2016 and 2017 was £70m and £100m respectively.
Effective from 2018 to the end of current parliamentary period in Briain in 2022, the funding will total £200m equating to £50m per year.
This was announced by Priti Patel, Briain’s International Development Secretary on a visit to Nigeria along with the foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
The fund was pledged to save lives and rebuild parts of Nigeria destroyed by Boko Haram.
Priti Patel, in a statement urging the Buhari Government to do more to combat terrorism said
“It is catastrophic that at least 20,000 people have been murdered by Boko Haram’s terrorist regime, and over five million people have been left hungry and many homeless. Babies’ bodies are shutting down and mothers who have lost everything are fighting to keep their children alive.
Terrorism knows no borders and the Nigerian Government must now follow our lead to stop innocent people dying and securing the area so that people can rebuild their lives in safety – reducing the threat of radicalisation and migration for the UK at home.”
US SOLD SURVEILLANCE GADGET TO NIGERIA
At the weekend it was confirmed that the US was selling Nigeria surveillance aircraft that will make the fight against terrorism much more effective. The weapons sale, consiting of $593m worth of equipment, including 12 Super Tucano A-29 surveillance and attack planes, was initially signed off under former US president Barack Obama. However, it was delayed over concerns about alleged human rights violations by Nigerian troops.