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President Donald Trump through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a donation of $89 million for additional development assistance to Nigeria. This was disclosed by the US Embassy in a statement that was presented during a press conference.

It stated that USAID collaborated with the Nigerian Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the Nigerian Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Power, and Education, and state-level government counterparts to structure the bilateral assistance agreement, which runs through 2020.

 

Trump said was in continuation of US’ support for development goals outlined in a Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed between both countries. It stated that, “Nearly half of the new funding ($44 million) will support HIV/AIDS control through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

The remainder will help northeast Nigeria increase agricultural productivity and economic growth ($15 million); strengthen education ($11 million); support good governance ($10.5 million); and improve water and sanitation infrastructure ($9 million).”

 

The new funding brings the total U.S. government assistance provided under the five-year assistance agreement to $808.5 million.

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