This Day (Lagos)

29 January 2013

Nigeria: FG Expends N7 Billion On Mali

The federal government has expended the sum of N7billion on the Africa-led International Mission in Mali (AFISMA), which entails the deployment of troops and logistics to the country facing Islamists insurgency.

This is as global donors pledge the donation of $455.53 million, exceeding by far the earlier target of $50 million set by the African Union (AU).

Similarly, the apex government has indicated that it will spend an additional $5million pledge in further assistance to assist the war torn country.

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