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IMF removes Nigeria from COVID-19 relief funds.

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The International Monetary Funds (IMF) has exempted Nigeria from alleviation funds accepted for 25 member nations viewed to be negative and vulnerable.

The announcement which used to be released on its internet site on Monday used to be signed by, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director.

The countries that will acquire the debt carrier alleviation include:

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Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, D.R., The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Togo, and Yemen.

The 25 countries had been chosen for the alleviation fund provide due to the fact of the tendency for their economies to be adversely affected by way of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Nigeria was once exempted from the alleviation funds due to the fact it was once no longer amongst the poorest nations.

The grant used to be launched below the ’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT).

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The declaration reads that “The CCRT can presently supply about US$500 million in grant-based debt carrier relief, such as the latest US$185 million pledge with the aid of the U.K. and US$100 million furnished by using Japan as straight away accessible resources. Others, consisting of China and the Netherlands, are additionally stepping ahead with vital contributions.”

The declaration ended through encouraging different donor countries to ship in their contributions so as to “help top off the Trust’s assets and improve in addition potential to grant extra debt carrier alleviation for a full two years to poorest member countries.”

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