Nigeria has given N180 million ($500,000), three hundred and fifty (350) units of electoral kits, ten(10) motorcycles, five(5) Hilux vans, two (2) light trucks to Guinea Bissau to conduct its elections, a statement by Presidential spokesman, Mr. Garba Shehu, has disclosed.
President Buhari approved the donations in response to an urgent request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau seeking support for its election process.
Also, the president in his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, has directed the 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.
“In a separate development, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister will also undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari.
“The visit is in the context of the brewing political crisis ahead of April 28, 2019, legislative elections in the country,” the statement added.