The Nigerian Federal Government has announced that it has fulfilled its financial obligations to the African Union (AU) by making complete payment of its assessed contributions for the year 2023.
This confirmation was made by Ambassador Adamu Lamuwa, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the 43rd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a statement issued by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Director of Information at the State House, Lamuwa highlighted that Nigeria’s payment underscored its commitment to fulfilling its responsibilities as a member-state of the AU.
He commended President Bola Tinubu for not only meeting expectations as the Chairperson of ECOWAS but also emphasizing the importance of timely financial assessments.
The permanent secretary further shared Nigeria’s position on the proposed 2024 Budget of the AU. He expressed appreciation for considering the economic outlook of African countries and the performance of AU departments and organs over the past three years during the budget formulation process.