USAID Administrator Mark Green Meets with Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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For Immediate Release

Friday, August 23, 2019
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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington:

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as part of a two-day visit to the country. Administrator Green reiterated the U.S. government's commitment to working collaboratively with the Nigerian government to advance shared objectives, and highlighted the United States' substantial humanitarian assistance for Nigeria's conflict-stricken regions in the northeast. Vice President Osinbajo expressed gratitude for the United States' commitment, and noted that he looked forward to partnering more closely on education and renewable energy. Administrator Green commended Vice President Osinbajo for promoting compulsory education in Nigeria for both boys and girls, noting that education is vital to curbing extremism. Finally, the two officials discussed investing in sustainable, food and water security to provide for Nigeria's rapidly growing population.