Buhari approved $30 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari
while leading the African Union (AU),
Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting at the on-going AU
summit in Johannesburg, South
Africa has requested the check out of $21
million out of the $100 million that Nigeria swore to the
Multi National Joint Task Force (MNTJF) in the battle against
revolt.

The president said the request ought to be done this week.

"The member countries of Lake
Chad Basin Commission and
Benin, met recently and far
reaching decisions were taken to
immediately put into operations
the Multinational Joint Task
Force," said Buhari.
"To this end, the summit
approved the immediate
provision of $30 million for the
Multinational Joint Task Force.

"Consequently out of the pledge
of $100 million which Nigeria
made to the Multinational Joint
Task Force, I have directed that $
21 million be released within the
next one week."


Buhari was happy to see the neighbouring nations Cameroon, Chad and
Niger supporting in the fight against terrorism.

He continued:

"Cameroon, Chad and Nigerare demonstrating of this
support.
"They are fighting alongside
Nigeria under the umbrella of
Multinational Joint Task Force to
defeat Boko Haram."


Buhari also admitted that Africa
continent as a whole were faced with
crises of various forms needing urgent attention.

"We are witnesses to the
rampant destruction of homes,
roads, communications lines, vital
infrastructure and displacement
of persons not to mention
terrible loss of lives," he said.
"This is true I must add of the
northeast of Nigeria where we
are dealing with the scourge of
Boko Haram.
"The Boko Haram insurgency has
extended its reach to Nigeria's
neighbours but is not necessarily
limited to these immediate
countries as terrorism is a global
phenomenon with linkages
across the globe."

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