Germany has made donation of €5.5, about (N2.2bn) to Nigeria in order to assist in the fight against covid-19.
Onyxnews Nigeria reports that the Western European country announced this financial intervention to help Nigeria in its response to the ravaging coronavirus.
This reliable online news platform understands that this announcement was contained in a statement via Micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday. Germany said it is providing €5.5 million this time to support vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
However, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been recorded in Borno, one in Adamawa while Yobe has no reported case yet.
The statement read thus; “Germany provides an additional €5.5 million (c. 2.2bn Naira) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria to continue life-saving aid in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Ongoing activities include drilling of wells, construction of sanitation facilities, rehabilitation of buildings or construction of shelters for internally displaced persons and other victims of insecurity in the North East.
“This brings Germany’s contribution to the NHF to a total of €29 million since it became operational in May 2017, making Germany a major donor to the NHF over the past three years.”
The country also pledged €12 million to West Africa Health Organisation and Economic Community of West Africa States for the purchase of necessary medical supplies and laboratory equipment, training measures, amongst other response to the pandemic in the region.
It added that it was providing the Nigeria Police Force with €20,000 worth personal protective equipment including hand disinfectant, protective clothing, surface disinfectant, face masks, clinical thermometers and gloves, adding that the materials would be handed over in Abuja shortly.
Meanwhile, Onyxnews Nigeria can recall that groups and individuals from the country and from other parts of the world donated financially and material resources to Nigeria to tackle the deadly COVID-19 ravaging the world.