The Nigerian government will today receive the 200 ventilators promised by the US government to increase the country’s capacity in treating Covid-19 patients.
This was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
According to Nigeria’s health agency, the ventilators will be handed over at a ceremony in Abuja.
U.S. President Donald Trump, on April 28, promised Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a phone conversation that at least 200 ventilators will be donated to Nigeria.
The call between Trump and Buhari lasted several minutes, according to Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture.
“During the meeting, President Buhari used the opportunity to brief the American president on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease,” Mohammed said.
“On his part, President Trump assured that the United States stands in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time.”
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