USAID distributes safe drinking water equipment in Ikom, Nigeria
USAID renovates schools in Nigeria, including this one in Nasarawa, northern Nigeria
USAID supports voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS near Calabar, Nigeria
USAID helps train sorghum farmers in Kano techniques that will improve their yields
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. In 2013, the country’s economy grew at a rate of 5.4 percent, largely fueled by oil revenues. It is the fifth largest exporter of oil in the world. However, amidst the indicators of progress, Nigeria is still troubled by myriad socioeconomic problems. The greatest constraints to development are deeply entrenched poverty and unemployment. These conditions breed disaffection in youth, provide an entry point for Islamic extremism, entice corruption, and promote ineffective governance.
In its partnership with Nigeria, the United States strengthens social stability through social services, supports transparent and accountable governance, promotes a more market-led economy, and enhances its capacity as a responsible regional and trade partner. Our activities support the Government of Nigeria’s National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy and Vision 20:2020.
Last updated: April 16, 2016