The Nigerian Government has pledged it’s support towards ending the conflict in South Sudan with a $300,000 (N108,450,000.00) donation to the unified South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF).
The contribution will be applied to the provision of food items and medicines to the Cantonment Sites, where the different armies from the African Union (AU) are being selected, trained and deployed as Unified South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF).
The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey ONYEAMA made the donation while on a two-day special visit to Juba, South Sudan.
in a statement by the Special Adviser on media to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda the visit was in partial fulfillment of Nigeria’s obligations as a Member of the AU High Level Ad-Hoc Committee (C-5) for South Sudan and to reaffirm Nigeria’s support to the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
In another meeting with the South Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Awut Deng, the envoys explored options for the operationalisation of the General Cooperation Agreement signed in January 2019, between Nigeria and South Sudan.
Onyeama also held a Meeting with the Chairman and Leadership of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) – the Implementing Institution for the pre-transitional activities – and signed an MoU relating to establishing lasting peace in the country.