The United States says it contributes $1 billion, about 360 billion naira, every year to develop Nigeria’s human capital.

This was disclosed by Mr David Young, who is the Deputy Head of U.S Embassy in Nigeria.

Young made this known during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Film Corporation on Thursday in Jos.

He said the U.S was investing in health, education and agriculture sectors among others as part of its efforts to improve Nigeria’s human capital to shore up development.

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“We give Nigerians these interventions to develop these various sectors to enable them participate in the creative industry, which is a potential economic driver to the future of the country.

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“We are also contributing towards improving primary education, small and medium enterprises, and the agriculture sector to help establish agro-allied industries to create job opportunities for youths,” he said.



The U.S. Envoy said the country was also partnering with security agencies to train its personnel and the Independent National Electoral Commission to strengthen it to conduct credible elections at all levels.

Young pledged U.S. support in collaborative productions, equipping Nigerian film practitioners and students with the requisite skills to thrive in the industry.

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