UPDATED: EU gives Nigeria €50 million to combat coronavirus

The European Union has given Nigeria €50 million to fight the coronavirus ailment which has killed a minimum of 10 people inside the West African country.

The donation was introduced whilst the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), acquired in audience the EU Delegation on the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known via a tweet.

Adesina said Head of the EU delegation at the event, Amb Ketil Karlsen, who introduced the donation, also counseled Buhari for extending Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja lockdown.

Karlsen was also

quoted as describing Buhari’s deal with to the nation on Monday as “powerful”, including that the retired wellknown took ambitious and vital measures.

“EU offers Nigeria a furnish of fifty million Euro to fight COVID-19,” Adesina tweeted.

Also, the Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, said, “The European Union has donated a grant of €50 million to the Federal Government, their contribution to Nigeria’s fight towards#COVID19, the Head of EU delegation, Amb. Ketil Karlsen declares the donation at a meeting with President @MBuhari nowadaysin Abuja.”

Reports has it that Buhari on Monday introduced the extension of the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to slash the unfold of coronavirus.

This became after an initial lockdown order declared by using the retired trendy on March 31 elapsed.

In a nationwide broadcast on Monday, the president prolonged the restriction with the aid of 14 days, announcing the selection turned into a hard one for his regime.

Buhari said the initial lockdown helped Nigeria in its combat in opposition to the coronavirus.

After the President’s address, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control introduced that “20 new instances of #COVID-19 were pronouncedas follows: 13 in Lagos, two in Edo, two in Kano, in Ogun and one in Ondo.

“As of 09:50 pm on the 13th April, there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 suggestedin Nigeria. 91 had been discharged with 10 deaths.

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