President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the donation of $500,000 to the government of Guinea Bissau.
According to a statement by the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, April 26, President Buhari made the donations in response to an urgent request for assistance by the government of Guinea Bissau towards the country’s election.
The president, who is also chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, also donated 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, and two light trucks to the country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
According to the presidential media aide, this vital assistance will ensure that legislative elections are held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.
President Buhari has also dispatched the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau.
The minister would embark on the mission in the company of ECOWAS commission president, Jean-Claude Brou.
He further disclosed that the Nigeria’s foreign minister would also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.
”The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of the legislative elections in the country on Monday,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Femi Adesina, Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, said the president has the right to use his time the way he deems fit because he has the right to private time.
Adesina said Nigerians also have the right to believe that the president traveled abroad to seek medical attention.
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