USAID Increases Funds For Developmental Projects In Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced additional $89 million development assistance to Nigeria.

USAID Acting Mission Director, Julie Koenen, in a statement by the U.S. Embassy to Nigeria on Monday in Abuja, said that the assistance was to continue U.S. support for development goals in Nigeria.

Koenen stated that the goals were outlined in a Development Objectives Assistance Agreement between the U.S. and Nigeria signed in 2015.

According to the envoy, nearly half of the new funding, about 44 million dollars will support HIV and AIDS control through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

“The remainder is to assist the states in the northeast of Nigeria increase agricultural productivity and economic growth with 15 million dollars; strengthen education with 11 million dollars and support good governance with 10.5 million dollar.

“It will also help improve water and sanitation infrastructure with nine million dollars,” Koenen stated.

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