Friday, September 15, 2006

UNICEF, Nigeria sign 5.4 million dollars pact on girl education


"The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno have signed a 700 million naira (about 5.4 million U.S. dollars) project implementation agreement to address the problem of girl education in the next five years....

"Mohammed Jalloh, assistant country representative of UNICEF Field Office in the state capital Bauchi, said the signing of the pact was the 'right step toward achieving the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education.'"

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