This is good news from Japan for the education and agric sectors of the economy.
The Government of Japan and Nigeria have signed a grant contract worth $224,560 for 2 community based projects cutting across the education and agricultural sectors.
At the Grant Contract signing ceremony, the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr. Ryuichi Shoji revealed that the grants were channelled to the Agric and Education sectors because the Japanese government believes that Nigeria’s future lies in the population and the population is closely tied to the education and agriculture sectors.
The first project
1. Construction of one school building, one block of four toilets and one borehole, provision desks and chairs for students and teachers in the Local Education Authority Primary School, Pagada 2, Gwagwalada Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory . It will be implemented by the Love-N-Compassion Nigeria group.
The second project
2. Enhancement of Cassava Processing in Abaji Area Council – This project will focus on enhancing Cassava processing in the area through the construction of one cassava processing factory building, provision of hammer millers, fryer, hydraulic screw press and other tools.
The beneficiaries are the cassava farmers in the Millennium Farmers Association in Agyana community in Abaji Area Council while the project will be implemented by the Doma Educational Development Foundation.
The Japanese ambassador revealed that the agricultural project, which would cost $118,315, would make life easier for the farmers in Abaji. He said, “The cassava processing equipment to be provided will ease the farmers’ physical labour and make them eight times more efficient eventually contributing to their increased income.
Regarding the school construction project, the Pagada 2 primary school which currently has only a block of classroom into which about 90 students pack themselves.
When this project is completed with the new facilities, students will be motivated to read and concentrate on their studies.
According to him, under the scheme named ‘Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project,’ the Embassy of Japan plans to implement a total of nine projects this year in various sectors such as primary education, water and sanitation, primary health and agriculture.
Well done Japan.