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Monday, 5 October 2015

US pledges $2.3n to fight poverty in Nigeria

In a statement released on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, he disclosed that the Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for Internetional Development.

Akande said, the agreement would help the government to combat extreme poverty among Nigerians over the next five years.

He said, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo signed the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government while the USAID head of Mission in Nigeria, Mr Micheal Harvey, signed on behalf of the US government during a meeting at the presidential Villa, Abuja, last week.

He quoted Osinbajo as noting that "since President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the US President Barack Obama in the White House in July, the Nigerian government had seen better cooperation from the US."
"The Vice-President also noted that there had been great deal of interaction on how the present administration intended to implement its agenda, saying the interaction was because the US wanted the government to succeed."

1 comment:

  1. Biko, we need them ASAP to fight the poverty surge in Nigeria



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