US President, Donald Trump, has confirmed his government will be gifting Nigeria 200 ventilators as the nation battles the Corona virus pandemic.
Recall President Buhari had a telephone chat with the US President who promised to give Nigeria ventilators.
President Trump had a press conference where he confirmed his government will be giving Nigeria 200 or more ventilators. According to him, Nigerians will do anything for ventilators.
”I spoke today to Nigeria. They will do anything for ventilators. We are going to send at least two hundred ventilators to Nigeria, probably more than that” he said
Meanwhile Nigerians have reacted to the several funds donated by the private sector, individuals and federal government in the fight against COVID-19 (Corona virus).
The former Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Segun Adewale lamented that several billions of naira have been donated by captains of industries, corporate organisation and individuals to fight the COVID-19, which is yet to be accounted for to Nigerians and how it is spent in containing the virus.
Adewale told The Guardian that President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that a sum of N10 billion grant has been given to Lagos State, being the epicenter of the virus, while N5 billion was allocated to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He added that corporate organisation such as Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank gave N1 billion each with facilities for isolation center, while the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) gave N11 billion.
Other individuals who donated N1billion each, he stressed include, Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje, Tim Ovie and Emmanuel Lazarus who gave N2 billion, while Atiku Abubakar gave N50 million and N10 million from Tuface Idibia.
Also, the National Publicity Secretary of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Prince Adelaja Adeoye, stressed that, while updates are being given to Nigerians on the efforts so far, it is important that the way and manners the funds donated are used, since they do not require legislative approvals, before spending, should also be made known to the public.