China donates $5 million for emergency food aid to Nigeria

China has provided Nigeria with 5 million dollars in emergency humanitarian aid to support relief efforts in the north-east.

The contribution is to help purchase food and support for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons in Borno and Yobe States.

The World Food Programme says the aid comes at a crucial time. The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has thanked the Chinese government for its invaluable support to Nigeria.