The United States Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“The $2.3 billion agreement comes on the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari’s July visit to Washington, DC,” said Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity
He noted that the agreement covers activities from 2015 through 2020 and aims to help Nigeria reduce extreme poverty in a more stable, democratic society.
The statement reads in part: “The United States of America, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed a developmental assistance agreement covering the next five years.”
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and USAID, Nigeria Director Michael Harvey signed the agreement during a ceremony on September 29 at Aso Rock Villa.
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