• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT THAT THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF FOOD IN NIGERIA, BUT THE PROBLEM WAS TO GET IT TO THOSE WHO NEEDED IT.

  • Description

    PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT THAT THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF FOOD IN NIGERIA, BUT THE PROBLEM WAS TO GET IT TO THOSE WHO NEEDED IT. THE BRITISH LEADER SAID HE DOUBTED IF ANYONE KNEW THE CONDITION OF ROADS, BRIDGES AND AIRSTRIPS IN THE FORMER BIAFRAN ENCLAVE.

    IN A TELEVISION INTERVIEW, MR. WILSON SAID THERE WERE ALREADY IN NIGERIA, IN THE HANDS OF THE NIGERIAN RED CROSS, SOMETHING LIKE 13,000 TONS OF FOOD, SOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MORE IN THE COUNTRIES NEAR. AS WELL, BRITAIN AND SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES WERE READY TO PROVIDE PLANES TO BRING IN MORE SUPPLIES.

    MR. WILSON SAID IT WAS UP TO FEDERAL NIGERIA AS AN INDEPENDENT COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY TO SPECIFY THE HELP NEEDED. HE ADDED THAT A BRITISH PLANE LOADED WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR A MERCY FLIGHT WAS STANDING BY IN LONDON, AWAITING ONLY CLEARANCE FROM THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0RIFVAH23GFMBIJ250C42FUN
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0RIFVAH23GFMBIJ250C42FUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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