In Nigeria Female citizen to get $7 million grant from World Bank

This was disclosed by US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Abuja.

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Ambassador James Entwistle takes a group photo with the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows from Nigeria. play

Ambassador James Entwistle takes a group photo with the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows from Nigeria.

(Idika Onyukwu/U.S. Embassy)
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A young Nigerian woman, Saidat Shonoiki, has received a $7 million grant from the World Bank for use in building a sustainable agricultural training centre.

This was disclosed by US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Abuja.

Ms Shonoiki was a 2014 fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a programme organized by President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

Entwistle made the revelation during the pre-departure orientation for 40 Nigerians who were chosen to participate in the fellowship programme this year.

“Since their return, the fellows have been using the knowledge and experiences they acquired in the US to scale up their businesses and initiate projects that will have tremendous impact on society. For example, Saidat Shonoiki recently received a $7 million grant from the World Bank to build a sustainable agricultural training centre,” he said.

He also said that another fellow, Lawrence Afere had raised N5 million for the construction of a plantain chips factory after learning the techniques of crowd funding during his fellowship at Northwestern University.

The programme will take place in 20 top universities in the US and will last for a period of six weeks.

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