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Nigeria gives Liberia US$1.5m to fight Ebola

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Ambassador, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie
Ambassador, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Jan. 12, 2015)-The Nigerian Government has provided an additional US$1.5m as part of its contribution to combating Ebola in Liberia.

Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie, said: “Details for the fund’s transfer is being arranged between the two governments.

Ambassador Obi-Nnadoziae announced the additional financial assistance to Liberia Thursday, January 8, 2015 at a brief meeting with Foreign Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

The recent donation sums up to about US$2m, the total financial contribution the Federal Government of Nigeria has made so far to Liberia’s fight against the Ebola virus.

The Nigerian Envoy expressed President Goodluck Jonathan’s commitment to continue providing assistance to Liberia.

In his special message to the Liberian Government and people, read by Ambassador Nnadozie, President Jonathan also said: “I could not come personally to Liberia, because of the ongoing election activities in Nigeria.”

Also speaking at the meeting, Foreign Minister Ngafuan thanked President Jonathan and the Nigerian Government for giving Liberia the additional US$1.5m. 

The Liberian Foreign Minister said: “Nigeria has always been with Liberia in difficult and good times.”

Minister Ngafuan described the kind gesture as a demonstration of solid partnership between the two West African nations.He recounted President Jonathan’s initial contribution of US$500,000 to Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea.

At the same time, Minister Ngafuan resounded President Johnson-Sirleaf’s call for global support to end terrorism in Nigeria and the world.

He then wished the Nigerian Government and people the best as they hold presidential election in February this year (2015).

 


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