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China funds Nigeria fight against terrorists

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – CHINA has donated N60 million (US$191 000 or ¥1,3 million) to improve lives of women and children, especially victims of the Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The funds, made available to First Lady Aisha Buhari’s Future Assured organisation, also aim to address the issue of youth education and empowerment Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of China, Lin Jin, said Future Assured had made tremendous impact in promoting the health and well-being of women, children and the vulnerable, and succeeded in making a difference in the lives of these people.
This, he said, is worthy of emulation.“The embassy pays great attention that its bilateral relationships should benefit people from all walks of life,” said Jin said.
The donation came as Buhari recently commenced a youth education empowerment programme to help youths graduate to tertiary institutions of learning.Her representative, Hajo Sani, expressed appreciation to China. Sani, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, highlighted the efforts being made by Mrs Buari to raise funds to support internally displaced people in Nigeria as well as refugees and other victims of terrorism across the West African sub region.“The donation (from China) will transcend the borders of Nigeria,” Sani said.
CAJ News