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Nigeria seeks Japanese Govt support to curb sea-piracy menace

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Yokohama, Japan,
sought the support of the Asian government in combating piracy in the Gulf of
Guinea as well as illegal fishing in that region.

The President made the request during a bilateral
meeting between the Nigerian delegation and Japanese officials led by Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, on the margins of the Tokyo International Conference on
African Development (TICAD7).
The Nigerian leader, who commended Mr Abe for the
invitation extended to him to attend the triennial Forum, also thanked the
Japanese government for attending the pioneer celebration of June 12 as
Democracy Day in Nigeria.
In his remarks, Mr Abe welcomed President Buhari’s participation
at TICAD7 and the country’s signing of the African Continental Free Trade
Commending the Buhari administration for taking Nigeria
to the Next Level, Mr Abe pledged a $300,000 support for Nigeria’s Defence
College as well as 12 million Yen for the country’s public health sector.

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