US Boko Haram Donation $5m,Not $5bn – Embassy Declares

The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has said that the contribution of the US government to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Boko Haram is $5 million and not the $5 billion reported yesterday by NAN.

NAN had quoted Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, as saying during a press briefing with the US delegation to the African Union Summit that the US government donated $5 billion to the MNJTF.

But in a press statement to clarify the issue, the Public Affairs Division of the Consulate wrote: “Yesterday, Monday, June 15, members of the US government delegation to the African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa briefed reporters on the range of U.S. engagement in Africa.

“It was widely reported that the United States is offering $5 billion to the Multinational Joint Task Force to fight Boko Haram. The U.S. Embassy wishes to clarify that the amount is $5 million.”

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