Bill and Melinda Gates Are Paying Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Debt to Japan
By Jackie Marchildon
Nigeria owes Japan $76 million for a polio eradication loan.
As some leaders are increasing their focus on issues solely within their own borders, Bill and Melinda Gates continue to show the importance of looking outward — and they’ve demonstrated this yet again by announcing they will settle Nigeria’s $76 million debt to Japan.
Nigeria’s debt to Japan is the result of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the Japanese government in 2014 for increased polio eradication efforts.