The United States government has disclosed that it has spent $75 million annually in the last four years to combat the malaria scourge in Nigeria.

The US Deputy Chief of Mission, David J. Young disclosed this at its embassy in Abuja.

He said: “Today, April 25, people across the World would lend their voices and renew commitments as part of global events to control malaria.”

He disclosed that Nigeria had also received approximately $419 million from the U.S. government President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) between 2010 and 2016.

According to him, Nigeria received the largest PMI budget among the 19 PMI countries in Africa. The PMI is led by United States Agency for International Development, USAID and complemented by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).