October 18, 2017

Poverty eradication: US to give Nigeria $2.3bn

Poverty eradication: US to give Nigeria $2.3bn

In dire need to reduce extreme poverty in Nigeria, especially in the insurgency ravaged north eastern part of the country, the federal government has signed a $2.3billion assistance agreement with the United States Agency for International Development.

The agreement would cover activities of the government for the next five year running from 2015 through 2020.
The development was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed on Sunday.

According Akande, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo last week in a meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja signed the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government just as the USAID Head of Mission in Nigeria, Mr. Michael Harvey, signed on behalf of the US government. Read more


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