In order to help Nigeria fight the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union (EU) is supporting the country with €50 million.
This was announced by the Head of EU delegation in Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen during a meeting held with President Buhari at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, took to his Twitter account to publicly announce the grant on Tuesday. He said;
“EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 million Euro to fight COVID-19. Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for your powerful address to the nation last night, and for the bold and necessary measures you’ve taken.”
EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 million Euro to fight Covid-19. Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “your powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures you’ve taken.”
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) April 14, 2020
While receiving the donation, President Buhari commended the EU commission for its efforts at aiding the country fight against the spread of the deadly disease with its €50 million (N21 billion) donation.
“Indeed, this brotherly support will save millions of lives. Nigeria, Africa and many beneficiary countries across the world will remain grateful for generations to come,” the President was quoted saying.
Meanwhile, as Nairametrics reported, there are currently 323 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country with 91 patients discharged and ten deaths recorded.