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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:30am

Sokoto, Nigeria – USAID Mission Director Stephen M. Haykin recently joined the Sultan of Sokoto, Minister of Health Isaac Adewole, philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, and the governors of Bauchi and Sokoto states by video teleconference to sign two agreements to expand access to quality, affordable health care in the two states.

Under the four-year addenda to the Improving Routine Immunization and Expansion of Funding for Primary Health Care Memoranda of Understanding, USAID will provide technical assistance to the Bauchi and Sokoto state Primary Health Care Development agencies to help expand access to routine immunizations and primary health care. UNICEF will partner with the Gates and Dangote foundations to match the states’ investments in the sectors.

In return, the Bauchi and Sokoto governments agreed to earmark $1.8 million to invest in routine immunization and primary health care in 2018.  Under the agreements, both states will incrementally raise their funding contributions in these sectors to become self-sufficient by 2022.

Since 2011, the President's Malaria Initiative has provided 24 million nets for Nigeria
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:45am

At a ceremony held March 15, the United States handed over 1.6 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of its comprehensive effort to control malaria across Nigeria. The donation was made possible through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and jointly implemented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The bed nets, valued at $4.5 million, will be distributed in all local government areas (LGAs) in the state.

'TOLERANCE' activity helped mitigate ethno-religious tensions
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:30am

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
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:45am

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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:45am

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
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:15am

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. 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:30am

On October 20, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful conclusion of the three year, $3 million Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Activity.  The activity built the capacity of agro-inputs dealers to provide extension advisory services to farmers and to compensate for a shortfall of public extension agents in the Federal Capital Territory and seven target states. Interventions focused on the maize, sorghum, rice, and cassava value chains.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:30am

On October 4, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $17 million in development assistance to fulfill the goals outlined in its 2015 Development Objectives Assistance Agreement with the Government of Nigeria.  This brings the total of development assistance provided under this agreement to $719 million.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:30am

On September 12, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) successfully completed its five year activity aimed at boosting trade and investment in Nigeria. The USAID-funded Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport (NEXTT) activity brought together private sector traders, processors, business service providers, and government entities to advance the trade facilitation goals of the Nigerian government.

Up to 57 million people lack access to clean water in Africa's most populous country
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:30am

The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched a new water and sanitation activity that will help Kaduna and Bauchi states improve the health and hygiene of their populations.

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Last updated: August 23, 2017

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