The United Nations World Food Programme launched a $2.56 billion Country Strategic Plan for Nigeria on Wednesday, aiming at addressing hunger and malnutrition in areas of the North-East, North-West, and other selected states.
It defined the states as Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa in the north-east, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Katsina in the north-west, and Cross River and Taraba in the south.
The Country Strategic Plan, according to Stevenson, defined the UN agency’s complete portfolio of support within the country from 2023 to 2027. “The Country Strategic Plan is worth $2.56 billion.”
That equates to more than $500 million in annual aid for Nigeria to attain food security and boost nutrition by 2030,” he stated.Nigeria collects N710 billion in VAT in the first quarter of 2023 -NBS.