President Buhari to commit $80m in fight terrorism in Nigeria’s N/E, N/W regions – Minister
President Muhammadu Buhari has committed the sum of $100m to combat insecurity, terrorism in the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) sub-region.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, told attendees at the virtual 58th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, that the sum of $20m will be released for the implementation of the ECOWAS action plan on the fight against terrorism.
He said another $80m will be disbursed towards the fight against terrorism and banditry in Nigeria’s north-east and north-west regions.
According to the minister, President Buhari has called for the immediate implementation of the action plan, which is expected to run from 2020 to 2024.