Plan International [to 24 January 2015]

Plan International [to 24 January 2015]

Plan starts operations in Nigeria
20 January 2015: Plan International is launching full operations in Nigeria today, making it our 13th programme country in West Africa and 51st globally.
Plan International Nigeria will focus on health, education, economic security, child protection and child participation.

The opening follows Plan International USA’s acquisition of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in 2012.

“Sixteen years after Plan Niger, the last Plan office opened in the region, we are very excited to welcome Nigeria as our 13th country office in West Africa,” said Adama Coulibaly, Plan’s Regional Director for West Africa.

With a population of 160 million people Nigeria’s population is equivalent to all other West African states put together. It is also the largest economy in Africa.

Plan Chief Executive Officer Nigel Chapman said: “A strong Plan operation in Nigeria would influence and support making child rights a reality in the most populous African state. Our ambition is to make Nigeria our largest programme in West Africa by 2020.”…