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Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by chidima2019: 6:11am On Mar 22, 2019
The Japanese government has invested $1.4 billion as economic aids and donor funds in Nigeria between 1966 and 2015–a period of 49 years, making it Nigeria’s third highest donor country.

A document obtained yesterday from the Japanese Embassy in Abuja explained for instance, that since 1966, Japan spent $773 million to support Nigeria’s polio eradication project, and $459 million as grants since 1970 for economic projects such as improvement of


Nigeria’s electricity network.

Equally, the sum of $180 million was made available for technical cooperation since 1972; over $64 million for humanitarian support to the North-east since 2013,and over $11 million on Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects (GGP) scheme since 1998.

The document, which was given to journalists during the grant contract signing ceremony for the disbursement of a fresh financial aid worth $558,455 (about N170 million) to five community-based projects across Nigeria, indicated that between this period, the fund was spent to

help Nigeria grow her economy, support thenhealth system, and advance peace-keeping and the stability of the country’s North-east which has been under severe attacks by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The document also indicated that as at 2016, the volume of trade between both countries was worth $1.157 billion, with Nigeria’s export to Japan standing at $839 million while Japan’s export to Nigeria was $318 million.

Nigeria, it noted, exported mostly liquefied natural gas (LNG) and sesame seeds to Japan which exported iron, steel, cars and machinery to Nigeria.

Notwithstanding, the government of Japan, in its approval of $558,455 under the GGP to rice farmers from Nasarawa State, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital; and a primary health care facility in Alimosho area of Lagos State, among others, explained that it was committed to helping Nigeria improve the livelihood of its people.

According to the Charge d’Affairs of Japan Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Shigeru Umetsu, who signed the grant contracts with the implementing partners of the five selected projects, Japan would be hoping that the

assistance will contribute to the improvement of health care service delivery, enhance agricultural productivity, as well as and strengthen the friendly relations between it and Nigeria.

“The government of Japan has been working to support the improvement of the lives of people in Nigeria. Under the scheme, Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), we aim to tackle urgent

social-economic problems at the community level. From 1998 till 2018, we implemented 164 projects across Nigeria, with a total amount of approximately $11 million.

“For the fiscal year of 2018, in addition to 164 projects, we selected six high prospect projects among several other proposals to date. Last month, we already signed a grant contract with Nigerian Farmcraft Centre for the Blind which is a division of the federal ministry of women affairs and social development. Today, we will be

signing another five grant contracts making a total of 170 projects in the 20 year history of GGP in Nigeria.

“We shall be signing five projects at this grant contract signing ceremony, with a total grant amount of $558,455. The projects were adopted based on their impact on the selected communities as well as the partners’ preparedness to implement them,” Umetsu said.

Giving a breakdown of the grant, Umetsu explained that the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital will get $155,877 to procure medical equipment to address infant and maternal mortality; $135,630 given to Development Africa to install solar power system for a family

care medical centre in Elegushi area of Lagos, while Amachara community in Afikpo area of Ebonyi State will get $89,285 to procure a solar-powered system for its health and education resource centre.

The other two beneficiaries, he stated, were for the improvement of a primary health care facility in Alimosho area of Lagos by Street-to-School Initiative which got $89,106 for this purpose, and $88,557 given to the Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme (NADP) to provide reapers and thrashers for rice farmers in Awe, Obi, and Keana Local Government Areas of the state, to improve their rice production and reduce food losses.

“We hope that these projects will enhance the quality of life in the benefiting communities, and make maximum contributions towards the development of the nation.

“Japan is strongly committed to supporting Nigeria’s economic and social development as declared at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), and these projects are part of our commitment,” Umetsu added.

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/03/japan-emerges-nigerias-third-largest.html

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by helinues: 6:13am On Mar 22, 2019
No free service.. Moreover, awoof dey purge

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by Shelumiel: 6:35am On Mar 22, 2019
Only God knows what Nigeria will pay in return for Japan's "kindness "".

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by nony43(m): 6:42am On Mar 22, 2019
Nigeria is only receiving receiving do we ever give to poorer countries?

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by Kendumazy(m): 6:44am On Mar 22, 2019
Money that has been embezzled. It's well.

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by optimusprime2(m): 6:46am On Mar 22, 2019
Yes, Japan just indicating that "they'd be back to collect" ... soon
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by naijaguy1234(m): 6:46am On Mar 22, 2019
Thanks to the Japanese . What about the United kingdom that join us together and abandon us in this shit hole of a country ? How much did they help Nigeria in areas of health , technology , education etc. Their only help is their bank helping Nigeria politician to keep stolen funds.

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by careytommy37(m): 6:46am On Mar 22, 2019
One way or another, we are going to pay.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by oluwasegun007(m): 6:47am On Mar 22, 2019
Nj
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by Nobody: 6:47am On Mar 22, 2019
Money that was eaten smh
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by abbeyty(m): 6:47am On Mar 22, 2019
All this money that only reflect in few people stomach
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by oluwasegun007(m): 6:47am On Mar 22, 2019
How would one country do begi begi for half a century... All iz well.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by czarina(f): 6:48am On Mar 22, 2019
It is well.


check my profile if you live in Jos
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by jericco1(m): 6:49am On Mar 22, 2019
money that was meant for stomach infrastructure
anyway thanks Japan but I'll advise you guys to oversee future donations to make sure it is properly utilized
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by KINGwax007(m): 6:50am On Mar 22, 2019
Money wey one government official to swallow in one minute

Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by amidel(m): 6:50am On Mar 22, 2019
Uhm... are we going to refund the money
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by logon599: 6:52am On Mar 22, 2019
It's actually not kindness as it were. On the surface it's called donation for the press, beneath the surface it's serious meticulous business transaction.

Get your professional Architectural designs from very LOW prices and from any location. Contact me through my signature below or checkout my profile for more of my job samples. Thanks

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by baby124: 6:55am On Mar 22, 2019
No free food even in free town. The donors get contracts in exchange. This is just a sophisticated bribe. Ask what Japan got out of the donation. Probably 20x what they donated.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by Chinashopping84: 6:55am On Mar 22, 2019
Nigeria where are we.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by emperorblog21(m): 6:58am On Mar 22, 2019
they should go an collect the money from people dey give it to
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by PrecisionFx(m): 7:00am On Mar 22, 2019
chidima2019:
The Japanese government has invested $1.4 billion as economic aids and donor funds in Nigeria between 1966 and 2015–a period of 49 years, making it Nigeria’s third highest donor country.

A document obtained yesterday from the Japanese Embassy in Abuja explained for instance, that since 1966, Japan spent $773 million to support Nigeria’s polio eradication project, and $459 million as grants since 1970 for economic projects such as improvement of


Nigeria’s electricity network.

Equally, the sum of $180 million was made available for technical cooperation since 1972; over $64 million for humanitarian support to the North-east since 2013,and over $11 million on Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects (GGP) scheme since 1998.

The document, which was given to journalists during the grant contract signing ceremony for the disbursement of a fresh financial aid worth $558,455 (about N170 million) to five community-based projects across Nigeria, indicated that between this period, the fund was spent to

help Nigeria grow her economy, support thenhealth system, and advance peace-keeping and the stability of the country’s North-east which has been under severe attacks by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The document also indicated that as at 2016, the volume of trade between both countries was worth $1.157 billion, with Nigeria’s export to Japan standing at $839 million while Japan’s export to Nigeria was $318 million.

Nigeria, it noted, exported mostly liquefied natural gas (LNG) and sesame seeds to Japan which exported iron, steel, cars and machinery to Nigeria.

Notwithstanding, the government of Japan, in its approval of $558,455 under the GGP to rice farmers from Nasarawa State, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital; and a primary health care facility in Alimosho area of Lagos State, among others, explained that it was committed to helping Nigeria improve the livelihood of its people.

According to the Charge d’Affairs of Japan Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Shigeru Umetsu, who signed the grant contracts with the implementing partners of the five selected projects, Japan would be hoping that the

assistance will contribute to the improvement of health care service delivery, enhance agricultural productivity, as well as and strengthen the friendly relations between it and Nigeria.

“The government of Japan has been working to support the improvement of the lives of people in Nigeria. Under the scheme, Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), we aim to tackle urgent

social-economic problems at the community level. From 1998 till 2018, we implemented 164 projects across Nigeria, with a total amount of approximately $11 million.

“For the fiscal year of 2018, in addition to 164 projects, we selected six high prospect projects among several other proposals to date. Last month, we already signed a grant contract with Nigerian Farmcraft Centre for the Blind which is a division of the federal ministry of women affairs and social development. Today, we will be

signing another five grant contracts making a total of 170 projects in the 20 year history of GGP in Nigeria.

“We shall be signing five projects at this grant contract signing ceremony, with a total grant amount of $558,455. The projects were adopted based on their impact on the selected communities as well as the partners’ preparedness to implement them,” Umetsu said.

Giving a breakdown of the grant, Umetsu explained that the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital will get $155,877 to procure medical equipment to address infant and maternal mortality; $135,630 given to Development Africa to install solar power system for a family

care medical centre in Elegushi area of Lagos, while Amachara community in Afikpo area of Ebonyi State will get $89,285 to procure a solar-powered system for its health and education resource centre.

The other two beneficiaries, he stated, were for the improvement of a primary health care facility in Alimosho area of Lagos by Street-to-School Initiative which got $89,106 for this purpose, and $88,557 given to the Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme (NADP) to provide reapers and thrashers for rice farmers in Awe, Obi, and Keana Local Government Areas of the state, to improve their rice production and reduce food losses.

“We hope that these projects will enhance the quality of life in the benefiting communities, and make maximum contributions towards the development of the nation.

“Japan is strongly committed to supporting Nigeria’s economic and social development as declared at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), and these projects are part of our commitment,” Umetsu added.

https://www.akelicious.net/2019/03/japan-emerges-nigerias-third-largest.html

Nigeria is an IDP camp
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by anambraamaka: 7:00am On Mar 22, 2019
Nothing to show for it
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by Timekeeper: 7:02am On Mar 22, 2019
Thanks to obasanjo influence.. A yoruba man
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by kingharzy(m): 7:03am On Mar 22, 2019
undecided


These ones gave us money and they've been mute . . . SKIP. . . their neighbours are ripping us and will still be speaking english untop.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by encryptjay(m): 7:04am On Mar 22, 2019
Nawa for Nigeria oo grin
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by sonature1: 7:11am On Mar 22, 2019
nony43:
Nigeria is only receiving receiving do we ever give to poorer countries?

Yes, we do.
Nigeria hugely supports ECOWAS in cash and personnel for peacekeeping operations.

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Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by sonature1: 7:13am On Mar 22, 2019
logon599:
It's actually not kindness as it were. On the surface it's called donation for the press, beneath the surface it's serious meticulous business transaction.

Get your professional Architectural designs from very LOW prices and from any location. Contact me through my signature below or checkout my profile for more of my job samples. Thanks

How come we don't build houses like this?
Why do we always use the same partner?
And it seems Ghana has copied Nigeria's nonsensical architectural design.
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by ICEMAN(m): 7:29am On Mar 22, 2019
Nigeria has no shame. Still a welfare state up till now. SMH!
Re: Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor With $1.4bn In 49 Years by SpaceTour: 7:31am On Mar 22, 2019
Ok

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