Buhari got $13bn investment promise from US trip-Minister

Defence minister, retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali
Defence minister, retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali has said immediate benefits of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to the United States include $13 billion investment funds to Nigeria.
Dan-Ali spoke yesterday at the opening ceremony of the annual defence attaches conference held at the head office of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja.
Commenting on the commitment of the Buhari administration to end the menace of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria, he said Buhari’s US trip obtained promises and deepen cooperation from the international community.
He listed the proposed $2.1 billion fund from the World Bank for the redevelopment of Boko Haram battered northeast; $5 billion from US investors in agriculture sector, $1.5 billion in health sector and $5 billion in the power sector.
He said the government was  determined to make substantial investments in armed forces, training personnel in communication equipment and developing an active cyber defence capability which is key to its operations.
In his address, the Chief of Defence Intelligence Air Vice Marshal Monday Morgan said the Nigeria Defence attaché system must begin to function as a true network, with collection priorities, diplomatic and liaison priorities and defence procurement needs must be fully integrated to achieve this.

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