US President Donald Trump has fulfilled his promise of sending ventilators to Nigeria to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the west African country.
Donald Trump said this on Thursday during a tour of Ford Motor Plant in Ypisilanti Michigan where he was questioned about his claim of the United States having enough ventilators to donate to other countries in need.
Trump said the US has a lot of ventilators in its stockpile and was already helping other countries like Nigeria, France, Spain and Italy.
“We were just talking about we have a very big stockpile right now, and we building a bigger…we are helping a lot of other countries. Trump said.
Nigeria, we just sent a thousand. We have various countries – France, Spain, we have a lot going to Italy, we have a lot going to probably 15, 18 countries. They’re calling us. We have the capacity to do this. Nobody else did.
“So, every state now has more than they need and our stockpile is totally full. We have a tremendous amount.
“So, now we’re really helping other countries where they’re losing a lot of people because they don’t have ventilators.”
The US President had promised to send ventilators in a phone call to President Buhari last month.
The delivery of the ventilators was confirmed by Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19.