$611m credit approved for out-of-school programme


Children at an internally displaced persons camp

The World Bank has approved a credit of 611 million dollars to support Nigeria in bringing back out-of-school children into the classrooms.

The bank also approved a 350 million dollars credit for Kaduna State Economic Transformation Programme, which focuses on enhancing private sector investment in Kaduna State.

The Head of Communications, World Bank, Nigeria, Mrs Olufunke Olufon, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said that investment in the two programmes were to the tune of 961 million dollars.

She said that the gesture was to support the federal and state authorities in their efforts to foster inclusion and revive growth, in alignment with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government.

“The 611 million dollars to Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme aims to bring…

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