The U.S. has announced 54 million dollars humanitarian assistance to Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and the four countries affected by the Boko Haram violence.
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Mr Thomas Shannon jr, disclosed this at a symposium on Nigeria.
The symposium tagged ‘Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Advancing Durable Peace.
It was put together by the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Shannon said the U.S. assistance to the four countries totalled about 700 million dollars since 2015
He said: “On security issues, Nigeria is an important leader and partner in the Lake Chad Basin, collaborating with its neighbors to defeat the scourge of Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa.
“The United States supports this and other efforts to bring security and stability to citizens affected by violence.
“At the United Nations last week, the U.S. government announced $54 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Lake Chad region, bringing the total to almost $700 million over the past two years.”
“When Nigeria’s northern governors came to this institution in late 2016, the clear consensus was that addressing the war and poverty plaguing northeast Nigeria required robust initiatives for education, reconciliation and political inclusion.
“The United States is proud to be your partner in these vital efforts,” he said.
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