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Buhari donates $500,000 to Guinea Bissau

Friday 26 April 2019

Buhari donates $500,000 to Guinea Bissau

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a donation of $500,000 to the government of Guinea Bissau to fund their soon to hold elections.

This was revealed by the Presidency in a series of tweets via its official Twitter handle @NGRPresident on Friday.

This follows an urgent request by the country’s government for assistance towards the country’s election.

Apart from the cash, Buhari donated 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five Hilux vans, and two light trucks to the country.

Tweets read this: “The president graciously approved support to the country’s election process, including 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, 5 Hilux vans, two light trucks and US$500,000

“In his capacity as Chairman, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State,” and had, on Friday morning, directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau, in the company of ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.

“This vital assistance ensured that legislative elections held in Guinea Bissau, which should help in stabilizing the country.”

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