Nigeria has received $800 million from the Japanese government to fight malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday at the commencement of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). The summit, which had global health issues as its major focal point, was attended by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, some 35 African leaders and chief executives of at least 80 major companies from Japan. President Buhari expressed special appreciation to the Japanese government for its contribution of $800 million to the fight against malaria, tuberculosis, among others. The president noted that the contribution was part of the $1.3 billion made available to the Nigerian Health Sector by the Global Fund. On the gains of TICAD, Buhari said partnerships between Africa and Japan would help create and improve investment opportunities in industries, agriculture, information technology, science and technology among others for the good of the continent and investors from Japan. “In view of the challenges Africa is facing, the imperative for a viable partnership like the Tokyo International Conference on African Development cannot be over emphasized.

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