The government of Japan has pledged a $300,000 support for Nigeria’s Defence College as well as 12 million Yen for the country’s public health sector.
This was announced today, August 29 by the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, at a bilateral meeting with the Nigerian delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari on the margins of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also pledged his country’s support for Nigeria’s Presidency of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, while seeking Nigeria’s support for Japan’s bid to occupy some global positions.
This was even as Nigeria and the European Union, in Yokohama, signed a €50 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support humanitarian and development efforts in the country’s North East region.
The cooperation agreement which was signed by Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica, would bring the total EU support to the country to €562million for 2014-2020.
President Buhari thanked the EU member states for their support, especially for the North East, the Nigeria’s region that is battling with “pathetic situation in internally displaced camps.”
He called for further assistance to improve youth education in the region to take them out of poverty.