The Nigerian government has received the ventilators and other medical supplies including personal protective equipment, PPE, sent by the United Nations, UN.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire and some other members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 took delivies of the supplies at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday, April 13.
The UN system in Nigeria had procured the shipment of the supplies to support the government in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the UN Resident Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, the supplies were procured with funds from the recently inaugurated COVID-19 Basket Fund, including $2m mobilised within the UN system in Nigeria and a $200,000 contribution from APM Terminals.
“The world is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The spread of the COVID-19 is expected to put immense pressure on Nigeria’s healthcare system.
“The UN in Nigeria is actively mobilising resources in support of the government’s national response strategy of containing the pandemic and adequately caring for those confirmed to have the virus.”