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Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:30am

Abuja – On June 22, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) amended a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to extend their joint funding arrangements to support Nigeria’s electoral processes through 2020 with an increased DFID contribution.

The additional £5.5 million (US $7.3 million) pledged by the UK brings DFID’s contribution to the joint funding arrangements since 2014 to $26 million, augmenting the $34 million provided by USAID since that time, bringing the total funding support for free, fair, transparent, and peaceful Nigerian elections through this joint mechanism to $60 million over six years.

The amendment update was signed at the U.S. Embassy by USAID Mission Director Stephen M. Haykin and DFID Governance and Social Development Team Leader Oliver Blake. It will continue support for programs in election administration, voter education, and nonpartisan civil society domestic election monitoring, for the 2019 elections and the post-election period.

Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project Boosts Quality of Life for 52,000 Nigerians
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:30am

Over the past five years, the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods project helped pull some of the most vulnerable families in Nigeria out of poverty by taking an integrated approach to improving agricultural production, income generation, nutrition, and sanitation, officials affirmed at a June 20 closing ceremony for the activity. 

Lagos facility will help Health Ministry ensure availability of high quality life-saving drugs throughout Nigeria
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:30am

On May 31, 2018, officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joined Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole to commission a central medical storage facility that will enable the Ministry to supply quality, life-saving health commodities to millions of Nigerians.

U.S. Donates 2.6 Million Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to the People of Kebbi State
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:45am

The U.S. government, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has donated 2.6 million bed nets for distribution in Kebbi State.  PMI is jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Accord with Gates, Dangote foundations supports two vulnerable states
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:30am

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.

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. 

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Last updated: September 07, 2018

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