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Germany, India Donate Huge Sums To Nigeria

The German government has committed 150 million Euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said. Elias-Fatile, stated this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

“”The German government and Nigeria have signed three bilateral agreements which are Government Agreement on Technical Cooperation in 2016, Government Agreement on Financial Cooperation in 2016, Financing and Project Agreement on Polio Eradication.

“”Notable issues in the agreements were the German Government’s commitment of the sum of 120
million euros to ensure the total eradication of polio in the country.”

He said it also included the new agreement on polio involvement of financial commitment of 10 million euros which would be increased to 29.9 million euros by the German government in line with the agreement.

The Indian Government also says it is providing 3.5 million dollars as capacity building assistance to train Nigerian government officials under its India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme.

Indian High Commissioner, Nagabhushana Reddy, at an event to mark the ITEC Day in Abuja yesterday, said that the fund would cover 310 civilian and 120 defence training programmes between 2017 and 2018.

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