The United States government has announced $45.5 million as an additional aid to support Nigeria’s stabilisation and early recovery efforts to help those affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Mr John Sullivan, announced this on Monday during the meeting of the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) which held in Abuja.
The meeting, which was co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, and Mr Sullivan who said the United States remains committed to helping Nigeria fight Boko Haram terrorists.
He, however, said its leaders must work together to create a durable social, economic, and political infrastructure to support lasting peace and development.
Sullivan said his country would continue to collaborate with the African nation to harness the power of agriculture to jumpstart the economy and provide more opportunity for Nigerians.
He also promised that the United States would continue to work closely with Nigeria on repatriation of stolen assets, and would be co-hosting the global forum on asset recovery in December.