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Nigeria is home to 160 million people, but more than 100 million live on less than £1 per day. A stable, better governed and prosperous Nigeria would rapidly reduce poverty. It would also hugely benefit UK trade, energy and security interests, and help reduce crime and illegal migration. 2013–14 has seen a worsening of the security situation for many Nigerians, both in terms of terrorist activity and state response and rising intercommunal tensions.

Top priorities

  • providing more people with better services, including education, healthcare and access to safe water and sanitation
  • helping Nigeria use its oil revenues to improve the lives of its citizens
  • help establish an enabling governance environment for tackling corruption and enhancing transparency and accountability

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Nigeria
Nigeria page on GOV.UK website

Read more about Nigeria


Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.