Gates Foundation to Open Office in Abuja

ABUJA - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on September 13, 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman signed the MOU in Abuja with the Gates Foundation’s Director for Africa, Laurie Lee.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Gates Foundation to work closely with the Government of Nigeria and other partners to make some real gains in health and extreme poverty,” said Laurie Lee. “We want to see children, mothers and farmers in particular in Nigeria given the opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives.”

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