World Bank To Empower 21,000 Nigerians With $200m

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World Bank To Empower 21,000 Nigerians In 6 Nigerian States With A Sum $200m

21,000 women and youths, drawn from six states of the federation are to benefit from a $200 million World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) initiative.

The APPEALS Specialist, Heather Akanni, made the disclosure at a workshop for the facilitators of the project in Lagos State on Tuesday.

The World Bank International Development Association Project Appraisal Document on the proposed 200 million-dollar credit, stated that the project was programmed for 60,000 individuals at 10,000 per state and 300,000 farm household members as indirect beneficiaries.

The six states slated to benefit from the project are Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Enugu and Cross River.

Mrs Akanni, who is the National Women, Youths and Livelihood Specialist at the National Coordinating Head Office of APPEALS, said the 21,000 women and youths formed 35 per cent of 60,000 people, expected to benefit from the initiative across the six states. NAN



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