DFID's Programme in Nigeria - International Development Committee Contents


The Committee visited Nigeria from 11-18 June 2009.
Members participating: Malcolm Bruce (Chairman), Hugh Bayley, Mr Virendra Sharma, Mr Marsha Singh, Andrew Stunell
Accompanied by: Carol Oxborough (Clerk); Ben Williams (Assistant Clerk)


Thursday 11 June

Briefing from DFID and FCO officials
Meeting with Ben Akabueze, Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget
Visit to Land Registry project
Meeting with Professor Akin Mabogunje, Chair of the Lagos Mega-City Development Authority

Friday 12 June

Visit to urban HIV/AIDS project in Ketu
Field visit through Lagos on new City Bus and briefing on the transport sector from Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)
Visit to Obalende urban community regeneration project
Meeting with the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access for the Poor (EFINA) project
Meeting with Programme Managers of DFID-funded programmes in Lagos

Kano State

Saturday 13 June

Visit to Tiga Dam (water resource management)

Field visit to rice parboilers and millers rural livelihoods project in Karfi village (part of DFID's Promoting Pro-Poor Opportunities through Commodity and Service Markets programme)

Kano city

Sunday 14 June

Field visit to Thamarul Qur'an Islamiyya School
Field visit to Market Division Community Policing Project
Dinner briefing from Programme Managers of DFID-funded programmes in Northern Nigeria

Monday 15 June

Meeting with the Kano Deputy State Governor and State Commissioners
Field visit to Garun Mallam primary health care facility


Tuesday 16 June

Meeting with Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, Federal Minister for National Planning
Meeting with Professor Humphrey Asobie, Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
Meeting with Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, Federal Minister for Health
Meeting with Dr Mansur Muhtar, Federal Minister of Finance

Wednesday 17 June

Meeting with Amina Az-Zubair, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Millennium Development Goals
Meeting with Chairs of the National Assembly House Committees on Donors and Inter-Parliamentary Relations
Roundtable meeting with civil society organisations
Dinner briefing from donor partners: African Development Bank, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), IMF, UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank

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