This Day (Lagos)

18 October 2013

Nigeria: Education - World Bank Provides U.S.$150 Million Credit for Anambra, Ekiti, Bauchi

The World Bank has provided a credit facility of $150m to the Federal Government for the implementation of the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP) in Anambra, Ekiti and Bauchi states.

The Country Director (CD) of the World Bank in Nigeria, Dr. Saleh El-Arnaout revealed this during the launch of SEPIP in Abuja Friday where he added that the project is expected to address major concerns in Nigeria's basic education sector. According to the CD, the criteria which saw to the selection of the three states include: track record in executing reforms, past experience at implementing World Bank projects and respect for the geo-political balance of Nigeria.

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