Japan offers $300,000 for Nigeria’s Defence College, ¥12m for health sector

By Shola Abayomi.

The Japanese government has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, who’s currently participating in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan, for taking Nigeria to the Next Level.

In a bilateral meeting between the Nigerian delegation and Japanese officials led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the PM lauded President Buhari’s participation at the TICAD7, while also commending the country’s endorsement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

According to President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Japanese Prime Minister pledged a $300,000 support for Nigeria’s Defence College as well as 12 million Yen for the country’s public health sector.

The Japanese leader also reiterated his country’s support for Nigeria’s Presidency of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, while requesting Nigeria’s support for Japan’s bid to occupy some global positions.

Adesina revealed that Nigeria and the European Union, EU, today signed a €50 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support humanitarian and development efforts in the North Eastern part of the country.

President Buhari thanked the European Union for its support while calling for further assistance to improve youth education in the North East and end poverty in the region.

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