President Buhari Orders Release Of $21m To Fight Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on June 13 that he had directed the release of $21million, out of the $100million pledge, to the Multinational Joint Task Force within the next week.

According to The Punch, Buhari made this known during the African Union Peace Security Council in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Recall that speaking last week at the Lake Chad Commission meeting Nigeria’s president promised to pay $100million pledged by Nigeria towards the Multi-National Joint Task Force’s effort to defeat Boko Haram.

“Permit me, at this junction, to recall that Nigeria has already pledged the sum of $100 million for the smooth take off of the MNJTF. I hereby reassure you that my government will keep faith with this promise.”

The pledge is likely to be fulfilled in the nearest future, based on the fresh reports. It should be noted that during the Saturday meeting Buhari also praised Nigeria’s allies over boldly fighting under the umbrella of the MNJTF to tackle Boko Haram insurgency.

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