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'TOLERANCE' activity helped mitigate ethno-religious tensions
March 1, 2018

Over the last five years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the training of more than 8,500 political, clerical, and civic leaders on religious tolerance in an effort to mitigate ethno-religious conflict in some of Nigeria’s most volatile regions.  

Funding supports health, education, agriculture and governance systems
February 5, 2018

On January 26, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $89 million in additional development assistance to Nigeria to continue its support for development goals outlined in a Development Objectives Assistance Agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian governments signed in 2015.

Non-formal education helped mainstream traumatized children and youth
January 30, 2018

Since 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a peaceful environment for basic education and psycho-social support to more than 80,000 out-of-school youth in five conflict-affected states in northeast Nigeria.  Many of these children and youth, particularly girls and the physically challenged, have been traumatized by violence and are unable to access mainstream education.

Accord promises to increase access to electricity in the country's Southwest
January 29, 2018

On January 25, Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which seeks to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, announced a new partnership to advance the power sector in Nigeria. 

January 23, 2018

Health indicators in Nigeria are among the poorest in Africa. The country
has one of the fastest growing populations globally. With 5.5 live births per woman and a growth rate of
3.2 percent annually, its population is estimated to reach approximately 410 million by 2050.


Newsroom articles for USAID Nigeria

Last updated: March 05, 2018

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