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Last updated: December 10, 2021

USAID Signs MOU With Lagos State to Improve Management of Water and Sanitation Services
December 10, 2021

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
November 30, 2021

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.

U.S. Delegation Visits Taraba State to Announce New PEPFAR Assistance
September 29, 2021

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
September 24, 2021

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
September 9, 2021

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.