Nigeria to Spend USD170M on MDGs

    Nigeria intends to invest USD170 million to help realize the U.N. Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline.

    The Nigerian government has drafted strategies to raise resources and scale up public and private sector investments to cover the projected cost of meeting the MDGs, Shamsudeen Usman, the country’s minister of national planning, said according to Afrique Avenir. Usman explained that the MDGs were given priority attention in the government’s medium- and long-term economic development plans.

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