Nigeria

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK aid provided to the Nigerian Government is allocated only to enact reforms to uphold fundamental freedoms.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

No UK aid goes directly to the Nigerian government; this is to ward against corruption and avoid substituting the country’s own resources.

The UK Government holds regular discussion on Human Rights issues with a number of partner countries including Nigeria. Our programmes aim to improve the general human rights environment in Nigeria.

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