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Friday, December 10, 2021 - 5:30am

Lagos -- On December 8, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services.

The MOU is the first step towards enhancing urban water service delivery in Lagos State by improving infrastructure and accountability, strengthening regulatory oversight of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, and strengthening the governance, financial and technical capabilities of Lagos water utilities and private sector water vendors. According to the World Bank, 60 million Nigerians lack  access to basic drinking water and 80 million people remain without improved sanitation facilities.

USAID, Ministry of Women Affairs Commission ‘Situation Room’ To Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:15pm

On November 30, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anne E. Patterson joined Federal Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen to launch a new National Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Situation Room at the Ministry. USAID works closely with the Ministry to deliver multi-sectoral services - health, protection, household economic strengthening, and education - for vulnerable children and their caregivers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative. Under the Data for Implementation (Data.FI) activity, USAID is strengthening the capacity of the Ministry to monitor and improve services through development and operationalization of effective data management systems.

USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge - 2 grantees awarded, $4 million invested, Working across 33 states in  Nigeria, 19 youth led grantees, 31minnovators new to USAID and 12 women led businesses.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 8:45am

USAID/Nigeria announces the selection of 32 winners of their COVID-19 Food Security Challenge. The winning small and medium enterprises will receive awards totaling $4 million in funding and technical assistance to implement their solutions that improve food security in Nigeria. This competition was run in partnership with USAID’s Exploratory Programs and Innovation Competitions (EPIC) Team in the Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub within the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation.

U.S. Delegation Visits Taraba State to Announce New PEPFAR Assistance
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00am

Last week, a U.S. government delegation led by Chargé d'Affaires Kathleen FitzGibbon visited Jalingo in Taraba State as it prepares to re-engage the state with U.S. assistance through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

USAID Launches New Activity to Empower Deaf in Nigeria Through Sign Language Based Education
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:15am

On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners launched a new activity to empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth through education, employment, and life opportunities in Nigeria.  Federal Senator from Nasarawa Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who is part of Nigeria’s deaf community, also attended.  

U.S. Charge d’Affaires Kathleen FitzGibbon (center) and USAID Deputy Mission Director Katie Donohoe (left) present a plaque of appreciation to Abdnikadir Ibrahim, National Coordinator for the Nigerian Network of People Living with HIV (right) for contributing to the success of the 10-year $448 million SIDHAS activity managed by USAID
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

On September 7, 2021, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Kathleen FitzGibbon joined Nigerian Federal Director of Public Health Dr. M.O. Alex-Okoh representing Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanaire to mark the closing of a U.S. government activity that made a significant contribution to the HIV response in Nigeria over the last decade. 

USAID Activity Reaches 200,000 Out-Of-School Youth in Conflict-affected Borno and Yobe States
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 11:45am

On September 9, 2021, USAID Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson joined Nigerian education officials and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to mark the closing of a three-year U.S. and UK government-funded activity that significantly increased safe and relevant educational opportunities for children and youth in crisis environments in Nigeria.

Minister of State for Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory  Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu thanks USAID for supporting improvements in health service delivery for the Territory’s three million residents
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 4:15am

 On August 12, 2021, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Anne E. Patterson joined the Minister of State for Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu to inaugurate a new primary health care Steering Committee that will help the FCT Administration improve access and delivery of primary health care to its three million constituents.

On August 3, 2021, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon (center), joined Nigerian Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq (fourth right) and Minister of Women's Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen (third right), to ceremonially launch a four-year activity from USAID that will prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Sokoto and Ebonyi states. The new activity will work to help mitigate the impacts of violence against women and girls.
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 9:30am

On August 3, 2021, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon, joined Nigerian Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq representing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, to ceremonially launch a four-year activity from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that will prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in the states of Sokoto and Ebonyi.

USAID Launches Activity to Improve Sanitation and Reduce Waterborne Disease in Northwest Nigeria
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 8:00am

On July 15, 2021, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services activity to improve water resource management, increase access to proper sanitation, and encourage good hygiene behaviors in the Northwest states of Kebbi and Sokoto. 

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Last updated: September 22, 2020

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