The United Bank of Africa (UBA) has donated N28.5 million to the Niger state COVID-19 appeal intervention fund.
Just as the Government of the Republic of China donated items worth N6 million to help combat the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, who is also the head of COVID-19 task force in the state disclosed this while briefing Journalists in Minna.
Matane said, “the government of the Peoples Republic of China donated items to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the state worth N6 million. These items include examination hand gloves, sodium hypochlorite, infrared thermometer among others”.
Matane further stated that the state government has approved N400m to provide palliatives that will help to cushion hardship on the people due to the Lock-Down.
He further said that the money would also be expended on other measures to be taken by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.
He explained that N300m of the amount will be used for palliatives for the people suffering from the lockdown of the state especially the vulnerable members of the society.
“Government has already released N74m to the state ministry of Health and Hospital Services for the procurement of medical facilities necessary in handling COVID-19 cases while 12 isolation centers have also been created across the eight emirate councils of the state”.
The SSG then said that the government has procured two additional ventilators to beef up the total number in the state to 11 and other items including sanitizers, face masks, examination gloves, and oxygen concentrators and oxygen delivery systems.
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