The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has sent out a message of gratitude to the UN system after a meeting which was held on Tuesday in Abuja, where it was revealed that the United Nations would be given the country a sum of $2m to help support it in its fight against Coronavirus.
In a report posted on the United Nations Website, the minister promised to use the funds to procure essential medical supplies, he also said the government would ensure that the resources will be deployed to local where it’s most needed, he went on to assure that his ministry is prepared for both the worst-case and best-case scenarios.
Earlier, Edward Kallon, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria said the United Nations system had mobilised the fund to help Nigeria to contain the COVID-19.
“The UN in Nigeria will support rapid procurement of disease commodity packages for surveillance, prevention and control, and clinical management,” he said.
“The gesture is part of a wider UN strategy to amplify efforts by Governments around the world to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It also underscores the urgent need for collaboration, given the multifaceted nature of the virus and its impact on Nigeria’s economy and society,’’ the resident coordinator said.
According to the NCDC, there have been 46 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 while two have been discharged with one death recorded. Photo Credit: Getty