UN to aid Nigeria’s poll with $60m
UNITED Nations Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, yesterday disclosed that the global body would soon release to Nigeria’s concerned institutions a $60million pool contributed by some member states to assist in Nigeria’s election process. Feltman further called on all institutions responsible in the coming general elections in Nigeria, to ensure that the process is credible in line with the assurance given to the United Nations and the world, and in line with their commitment to the peace accord.
The envoy, who addressed the media yesterday in Abuja after two days visit to Nigeria on behalf of the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, stated that the whole world looks up to Nigeria for a credible election, bearing in mind the position it occupies economically and politically on the African continent and in West Africa.
The UN chief noted that during his visit, he had meetings with the Permanent Secretary of the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Adamu Muazu, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Attahiru Jega, the director of the Department of State Security, the Police IGP and other institutions concerned with elections.
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