Nigeria donates $300,000 to South Sudan for peace process
November 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The government of Nigeria has donated $300,000 to South Sudan for the country’s ongoing peace process, a Nigerian foreign ministry official said in a statement.
Nigeria is the first African country to donate such a huge amount in Cash. Egypt has also been donating but in kind.
The money, an aide to Nigeria’s foreign minister said, will be used for the reunification of forces and to provide food, medicine and shelter to thousands of troops from the country’s warring parties.
Sarah Sanda, the Special Adviser to minister Geoffrey Onyeama, said in a statement that the commitment is to reaffirm Nigeria’s support to the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
“Onyeama was received on arrival by President of South Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit. They held discussions on the status of the implementation of the R-ARCSS,” Sanda said.
South Sudan government and opposition groups signed a revitalized peace agreement in September 2018 to end the country’s bloody civil war which has killed half a million and displace a more than half of the country’s 12-million population.