Ukrainian government allocates $24.3 million in aid to Nigeria, three other African countries

Ukraine, the country currently at war with Russia has approved the allocation of grains worth $24.3 million to Nigeria and four other African countries.

The approval was contained in a cabinet resolution no 1313 of Nov. 24, in compliance with Presidential Decree No. 771 of Nov. 14.

According to Cabinet Resolution No. 1313 of Nov. 24, in compliance with Presidential Decree No. 771 of Nov. 14, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Service for Emergency Situations should ensure the provision of humanitarian aid goods – wheat grain (no lower than grade 3) or corn grain with a total volume of up to 125,000 tons to the Republic of Sudan, the Republic of Yemen, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the resolution reads.

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For this, the Ministry of Finance should allocate UAH 900 million ($24.3 million) to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (for the State Emergency Service) from the reserve fund of the state budget.

Earlier in September, the Cabinet of Ministers had already allocated UAH 420 million ($11.4 million) for providing humanitarian aid to Ethiopia and Somalia.

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