DfID Plans USD172M Investment in Nigeria

A market in Nigeria. The U.K. Department for International Development plans to invest 140 million euros in Nigeria that will go to job creation, better governance and public accountability initiatives. Photo by: Curt Carnemark / World Bank

The U.K. Department for International Development plans to invest 140 million euros (USD172 million) in Nigeria from 2010 to 2011 to help the country achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

According to This Day, DfID South West Regional Coordinator Adesina Fagbenro-Byron said upcoming DfID initiatives in Nigeria will focus on non-oil growth and job creation, and promote better governance and public accountability.

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