Buhari Commends EU For Donating N21bn To Nigeria To Fight COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the European Union (EU) for donating N21 billion (€50 million) to Nigeria to support the country’s fight against Coronavirus.

Buhari gave the commendation on Tuesday he received an EU delegation led by Ambassador Ketil Karlsen at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

According to the President, the money will help Nigeria’s efforts at curbing the spread of the coronavirus and also help revitalise the national healthcare systems.

President Buhari also condoled with EU-member countries and families who lost their loved ones as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his remarks, Ambassador Karlsen described the donation as the largest single contribution to the response in Nigeria and the largest support that the EU is providing anywhere outside Europe.

According to him, they have already paid €1.2 million to UNICEF and goods purchased with the fund are expected in the country soon.

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