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USAID Launches New Early Grade Learning Book in Local Languages for Southern Nigeria
January 28, 2021

On January 28, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council jointly launched the new Igbo and Yoruba early grade reading materials entitled Ka anyi guo! and Je ká kawe! respectively. These resources expand the availability of quality local language teaching and learning materials for reading in Nigeria, targeting all Igbo and Yoruba speaking primary grade 1 to 3 learners in the southern regions.  

October 1, 2020

There is no better time than the present to reaffirm USAID’s support for Nigeria. USAID recognizes the aspirations of the Nigerian people to build a more prosperous country, one founded on greater stability and transparent, responsive governance and one that provides access to essential services for all. USAID is inspired by the great opportunities that Nigeria has at hand to enable its dynamic private sector and nurture the talents of its diverse population.

June 9, 2020

At the end of May, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello signed into law a bill that establishes a State Water and Sewage Corporation, a new corporate entity that will replace the existing state Water Board.  Enacted to improve urban water delivery and sanitation services, the new corporation was supported by USAID through its Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) activity. 

April 14, 2020

In Yobe and Borno states, two of the most severely impacted by the decade -long conflict with violent extremists Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa, USAID conducted sensitization training for 100 voluntary community mobilizers in each state as they prepare for a five-day, door-to-door awareness campaign to curb the spread of the virus.

April 13, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping the Nigerian government provide critical information about how to avoid contracting COVID-19 to more than a million of its citizens a day.  The nationwide awareness-raising campaign is part of a broader U.S. government support, with $6.7 million already pledged, to bolster Nigeria’s efforts to prevent and respond to the spread of the virus. USAID has teamed up with communications giant Airtel to deploy both Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and short message service (SMS) platforms to deliver key messages around social distancing, safe hygiene practices, and other preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease. 

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Last updated: June 13, 2022

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