Memorandum on Emergency Military Assistance to the Government of Nigeria
Presidential Determination No. 2002-16
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense
Subject: Determination to Authorize the Furnishing of Emergency Military Assistance to the Government of Nigeria
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(1) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that:
(1) an unforeseen emergency exists that requires immediate military assistance to the Government of Nigeria; and
(2) the emergency requirement cannot be met under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act or any other law except section 506(a) of the Act.
I therefore direct the drawdown of defense articles and defense services from the Department of Defense, and military education and training, of an aggregate value not to exceed $4 million, to provide assistance to the Government of Nigeria.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on April 19.
George W. Bush, Memorandum on Emergency Military Assistance to the Government of Nigeria Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/214979