The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF has opened a new office in Abuja.
The BMGF said the move showed it was here to stay and would not consider leaving Nigeria anytime soon.
The foundation said it had invested around US$1 billion (N461b) in various intervention programs during the last 10 years of its stay in the country.
It said it had remained in Nigeria and was not considering leaving anytime soon.
The announcements were made by Chris Elias, President of Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the opening of the new offices in Abuja.
Elias said the opening of a larger office in Nigeria confirms that the foundation will remain in Nigeria and work for the general good of the people.
“Over the past decade, BMGF has invested approximately $1 billion in Nigerian projects,” he said.
On how long the foundation will stay in Nigeria, Ellas said: “Since we started our work in the fields of health and agriculture, there has not been any end date for our programs in Nigeria because Nigeria is an important part of the future of the continent. .
“As such, we will continue to work towards a clear future with our wide range of partners in Nigeria.”