The European Union has donated €50 million to Nigeria in order to fight the coronavirus disease which has killed at least 10 people and spread across 19 states.
The donation was announced when President Muhammadu Buhari received in audience the EU Delegation at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja on Tuesday.
The Presidency made this known via a tweet while the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Head of the EU delegation at the event, Amb Ketil Karlsen, who announced the donation, also commended Buhari for extending Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja lockdown.
According to Punch, Karlsen described Buhari’s address to the nation on Monday as “powerful”, adding that the retired general took bold and necessary measures. Recall that on Monday, we reported that Buhari announced the extension of the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Nigeria welcomes the European Union’s contribution of the sum of N21 billion (50 million Euros) to support our efforts at controlling the spread of the #Covid19 pandemic. The EU is channeling the donation through the United Nations (UN) #COVID19 Basket Fund for Nigeria.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 14, 2020
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