$13 Billion expended by Nigeria on the Sovereignty of Sierra Leone and her neighboring country Liberia – Dr. Solomon Gembeh, Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner in Nigeria divulged
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The diplomat let out, his nation would not skip the big brother role Nigeria fiddled in the conflicts that held in both nations.
Dr. Gembeh speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on July 25th, 2021 in Abuja, asserted, Nigeria’s function took precedence over the assistance it earned from Western worlds. He underscored that, Nigeria’s support came out of benignancy, with frivolity desired in recovery, relatively than a circumstance where such aid was reimbursed through the staking of national investments.
“Nigeria spent about $13 billion in Sierra Leone and Liberia during the war years. What happened to the money that you spent on us? You just shook hands with the government and walked away. That is what brothers do.
“What the West would have done would be to ask us to pay that money in getting concessions: Oil rights and all those kinds of stuffs.
“So, when you are talking about the help that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and all these institutions have done for Sierra Leone, you look at what Nigeria has done for us. You look at what the West claimed to have done for Sierra Leone over the years. I think Nigeria is a true big brother to us,” Gembeh mumbled.
The convoy remarked that, beyond the gigantic amount disbursed, Nigeria had proceeded to provoke relief to his Sierra Leone in education, which he cited had encountered some deterioration along the aisle.
Gembeh declared openly, budgets from Nigeria and the AfDB were effectively being used in educating its populace, especially the girl-child.
“We have a very dynamic, young Minister of Primary and Secondary Education in the person of Dr. Moinina David Sengeh, who is a derivative of MIT in the United States of America (U.S.A), action-packed and ready to go.
“He has been using those funds by putting emphasis on the girl-child in particular, making sure that everywhere in the country there was primary education, of course, it is free.
“We provide what we enjoyed when we were in primary school: We enjoyed lunch served, you had free buses to take you to school, you ate there and there are teachers everywhere.
“People are beginning to get computers, trying to get Internet services all over the schools, places that are hard to reach, you make sure that they don’t walk so many miles to go to school,” he let out.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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