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HOW IS ABOUT 837.3 MILLION NGN (ABOUT $5.3million) BEING SPENT TO SAVE HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN IN BAGEGA, ZAMFARA, NIGERIA?
Following the Money released in January 2013 to Bagega!    
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  Lead Poisoning in Zamfara: A Case of Bagega
                                                     
  This information is according to what we have seen happening in Bagega and as accounted for at the Stakeholders meeting, for any information contrary email info@followthemoneyng.org      
  [***FLASH***] The 200 million Naira meant for the Ministry of Health is still at the Ministry of Finance!  
 
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FOLLOWING EDUCATION FUNDS IN NIGERIA  
US$16 billion
NGN2 trillion
icon by UNOCHA
With about US$16 billion spent on education by international aid organizations and millions of Naira government spending, the quality of basic education in Nigeria is still extremely poor due to lack of accountability and transparency, leading to low demand and unacceptably low academic performance. While education indicators are poor nationwide, the greatest need for assistance is in the predominantly Muslim north, and the Follow The Money team is tracking the implementation of budget (monitoring service delivery) in education institutions in Nigeria
spent on Education [2000- 2012] by international donors >> more
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FOLLOWING FUNDS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS flood disaster icon by UNOCHA US$200 million
NGN31 billion
         
In 2012, an unprecedented flood ravaged several states in Nigeria, affecting over 7 million people, displaced 2.3 million people, killed over 363 persons, damaged and destroyed about 597, 476 houses. To ameliorate the situation,In October 2012, the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately provided a total of NGN17.6 billion while about USS$12.8 million was received from donors - where did all the funds go? Did it reach the ailing communities?
raised for 2012 flood victims in Nigeria >> more
 
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In 2012, while there was an urgent need to treat about 1,500 children in Bagega, Zamfara of lead poisoning. A stakeholders group [comprises the state Commissioner for Environment & Solid Minerals, the Emirate Council, Artisanal Miners Association, Radio Zamfara, Doctors without Borders (MSF), Community Based Organizations and other government agencies] activated Follow The Money Team to help advocate for the release of US$5.3 million; and also track how the funds are been utilized within the community. If your organization is interested in advocating or monitoring how funds are been used in your local community, do not hesitate to activate us now!
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