The United States Authorities has introduced a 7 million bucks (about N2.6 billion) crisis wellbeing and humanitarian assist to Nigeria amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is section of a 274 million dollars (N103 billion) guidance package to no fewer than 63 nations around the world impacted by the condition, in accordance to a statement by the Division of States on Friday.
Nigeria’s share, the statement said, will go into funding of “risk communication, drinking water and sanitation pursuits, an infection prevention, and coordination’’.
“This aid joins a lot more than 5.2 billion bucks (N1.9 trillion) in U.S. health aid and extra than 8.1 billion bucks (N3trillion) in complete aid for Nigeria more than the previous 20 many years,’’ it stated.
As of Friday morning, Nigeria had 65 verified instances and a single dying from COVID-19, whose world-wide infection and fatality figures stood at no less than half a million and 26,000 respectively.
The U.S. announcement came a day soon after President Muhammadu Buhari permitted the launch of a total of N15 billion to fight the spread of coronavirus in the region.
This features a N10 billion grant to Lagos Point out, which has the greatest range of 44 scenarios in the region, and N5 billion to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Manage (NCDC) as special intervention fund.
Rich Nigerians and organisations, such as banking companies, have also introduced donations managing into billions of Naira in guidance of the struggle against the virus.
Among them is the United Financial institution for Africa (UBA), which announced a donation of N5 billion.
Some oil market players, led by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), on Friday introduced a merged donation of $30 million (N11 billion.
Nigerian businessmen these as Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Aliko Dangote, have also reportedly pledged N1 billion each to the efforts.
According to the Department of State, the $274 million help package deal contains $64 million (N24 billion) to the United Nations Refugee Company (UNHCR).
This would be applied to address worries posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in refugee and Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps about the earth. #Covid19Nigeria