Nigeria Program Updates

Last updated: June 23, 2020

U.S. Supports Upgrade of State Emergency Operations Centers to Respond to COVID-19
June 23, 2020

In line with priorities set by Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programmed $1.1 million (₦427 million) to upgrade and expand the capacity of the nine EOCs to strengthen the COVID-19 response in Nigeria.

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. 

Development assistance under 2015 agreement reaches $1.8 billion
June 5, 2020

On June 2, 2020, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced notification of an additional $234.5 million in development assistance to continue support for the goals outlined in the 2015 bilateral Development Objectives Assistance Agreement (DOAG) between the U.S. and Nigerian governments. Most of the new funding, more than $160 million, will finance new and existing activities to improve public health in Nigeria. Another $34 million will help improve agriculture and water systems, while $21 million will enhance education, and $19.5 million will be dedicated to strengthen good governance.

 USAID Partners with Taraba State to Improve Delivery of Water and Sanitation Services
May 22, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joined with Taraba State Executive Governor H.E. Dairus Dickson Ishaku to formalize a new partnership to improve the management and delivery of water and sanitation (WASH) services to help people live healthier lives through reliable access to clean water. A Memorandum of Understanding signed online on May 21, 2020, outlines commitments between USAID and Taraba State to jointly develop a professionally managed, commercially oriented, and accountable state Water Board. This will be accomplished by improving the Water Board’s financial viability, and strengthening policy, institutional, and regulatory frameworks for better WASH service delivery. 

May 19, 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting conflict-affected Yobe State in its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by donating 150 handwashing stations in five districts across the state. These handwashing stations will be installed in strategic public places that see heavy foot traffic.