As an integral part of our foreign policy thrust, Nigeria within the last one year has rendered assistance to a number of West African countries, Guinea Bissau being one. Towards the national rebirth in Guinea Bissau, Nigeria gave substantial assistance in 2011, by contributing generously to the sixty-three million dollar (US$63,000,000) ECOWAS fund for the Defence and Security Sector reform in the country. In 2012, Nigeria has so far contributed the sum of ten million dollars (US$10,000,000) to enable the Interim Government function effectively. The Nigerian Army has also assisted the Guinean Army with logistical support through the provision of vehicles for its daily operations. Following the death of President Malam Bacai Sanha, Nigeria contributed the sum of two million dollars (US$2,000,000) for the conduct of the 2012 aborted election.

          In the aftermath of the Military coup in the country in 2012, Nigeria, in collaboration with other ECOWAS member states, spearheaded efforts at resolving the political impasse, thus returning the country to the path of constitutionalism. Nigeria also deployed contingents of military and police personnel to maintain peace, law and order in the country.


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