Jeremy Hunt announces £153m to help farmers across Africa during Nigeria visit

Jeremy Hunt in Nigeria
The Foreign Secretary meeting British and Nigerian soldiers working together to help combat Boko Haram.

The Foreign Secretary arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday 30 April for the inaugural meeting of the UK/Nigeria Economic Development Forum.

Climate change could have a catastrophic impact on hundreds of millions of people across Nigeria, the Sahel, and more widely across Africa, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest. Jeremy Hunt announced nearly £153 million funding for new UK aid programmes to help farmers across Africa and South Asia adapt to the effects of climate change and boost climate resilience in Ethiopia.

Jeremy Hunt in Nigeria
Jeremy Hunt watches representatives of UK company Bekoz and Nigerial company Interswitch GRP sign a £56 million deal.

Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May), the Foreign Secretary visited the World Food Programme warehouse in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria. He spoke to people providing life-saving support to millions who have fled their homes following terrorist attacks.

He also met with the UK Military Liaison and Support Team which is working with the Nigerian military.

The UK remains committed to supporting the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa.

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