World Bank Boosts Nigeria's Polio Eradication Efforts, Mozambique Irrigation Improvements

The World Bank has announced separate assistance for Mozambique and Nigeria.

The Washington-based agency is lending $70 million to help improve irrigation schemes in the provinces of Sofala, Manica and Zambezia in Mozambique. The funding will also be used to help farmers enhance their post-harvest techniques, production technologies and know-how related to irrigation, and access to better financial services. 

In Nigeria, the bank is supporting polio eradication efforts with a $60 million credit. More than 400 million doses of oral polio vaccines will be procured for supplemental immunization activities at national and subnational levels and mop-up rounds through the funding. 

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.