The United Kingdom has pledged an extra £47m to provide food, nutrition, water, and shelter for nine countries including Nigeria.
UK’s acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, disclosed this in a statement.
He said £7m (N3.7bn) of the funding would be made available to Nigeria through the World Food Programme, in addition to the £8m provided for the country in September 2020.
The provision was estimated to reach 430,000 Nigerians with unconditional food assistance and support for 108 days.
“I’m pleased that the UK is making this additional commitment of a further £7m in humanitarian aid in Nigeria.
“It is imperative we prevent a further deterioration of food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and vital we work in partnership with the Nigerian government to mitigate further decline in the situation.
“We encourage other donors to do likewise and thanks as ever go to our United Nations and non-governmental organisation partners who deliver life-saving UKAID on behalf of the well-wishes of the British people.
“The extra UK aid announced will help continue the momentum and encourage other donors to step up with additional financing,” Atkinson stated.
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