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Japanese Govt. earmarks $260,000 to combat piracy, kidnapping in Nigeria, others October 20,2021   |  Source: Premium Times

The Japanese government has earmarked 260,000 dollars in its bid towards combating piracy and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), especially Nigerian waterway.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Team Lead on Governance, Peace and Security, Matthew Alao, said this on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of a two-week anti-piracy first course organised by the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre (MLAILPKC) in Jaji, Kaduna.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, the anti-piracy course was also a collaboration with UNDP and Japanese Government.

Mr Alao said that out of the funds set aside for the project, $98,350 was set aside for the anti-piracy course which main objective was to abate the menace of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).

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