Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has donated N67m worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Sao Tome and Principe, a gesture to assist the African Island nation in its fight against COVID-19.
The Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a briefing in Abuja.
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“I am happy to inform you that as ECOWAS champion in the containment of COVID-19 in the West African sub-region, Mr President made a donation of 67 million naira worth of PPEs and medical supplies to the government and people of Sao Tome and Principe,” Boss Mustapha Stated.
This donation was a response to a request by the government of Sao Tome, seeking aid to help the country effectively manage the coronavirus pandemic which is ravaging the world.
Medical equipment donated include units of test kits, extraction kits, infrared thermometers, and other items of personal protective equipment to treat and test thousands in Sao Tome and Principe.
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In a similar vein, the goods that were procured by the West African Health Organization (WAHO), and have been brought into the hub in Abuja will soon be distributed following orders by President Buhari.
Mustapha noted during his remark that starting from Wednesday, August 3, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will play a vital role in the distribution process from Nigeria to other West African countries.