The board said this on Monday in a statement it released in Washington D.C. on conclusion of its 2020 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria.
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But Defence Secretary Mark Esper and the Chairman of the Joint of Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, pushed back at the use of any active duty troops, a senior defence official told CBS on Saturday.
The Nigerian embassy in Washington, D.C., has frowned at a recent event in the US capital where some “victims’’ of terrorism and farmers/herders conflict in northern Nigeria made “false” claims against the Federal Government.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will depart Nigeria on Saturday for US where he will be meeting with his US counterpart, Mike Pence, and other key groups and interests in the country.
The US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs says Nigerians and other international students contributed $42.4 billion to the US economy in 2017/2018 session.
It said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Washington D.C., adding that women’s economic empowerment, public finance and national statistics and reducing vulnerability to soil erosion, are part of the projects the funding would address.