OYOGist.com has learned that the United States Government has declared a 7 million dollars (about N2.6 billion) crisis wellbeing and philanthropic guide to Nigeria in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is a piece of a 274 million dollars (N103 billion) help bundle to no less than 63 nations influenced by the malady, as per an announcement by the Department of States on Friday.
Nigeria’s offer, the announcement stated, will go into financing of “hazard correspondence, water and sanitation exercises, disease anticipation, and coordination”.
“This help joins more than 5.2 billion dollars (N1.9 trillion) in U.S. wellbeing help and more than 8.1 billion dollars (N3trillion) in all out help for Nigeria in the course of recent years,” it said.
The U.S. declaration came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed the arrival of an aggregate of N15 billion to battle the spread of coronavirus in the country.
This incorporates a N10 billion award to Lagos State, which has the most noteworthy number of 44 cases in the nation, and N5 billion to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) as exceptional mediation subsidize. Well off Nigerians and associations, including banks, have likewise declared gifts running into billions of Naira on the side of the battle against the infection.