The United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) gives Nigeria fifty ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) .
The UNDP Nigeria revealed this in a tweet on its official handle, where it noted that the materials were bought with funds from the COVID-19 Basket Fund for Nigeria.
According to the UNDP Nigeria, the consignment of the A30 ventilators and other medical supplies, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Tuesday evening.
“The consignment of 50 A30 ventilators and personal protective supplies was procured with funds from the recently launched COVID-19 Basket Fund for #Nigeria including USD $2 million mobilised within the @UNinNigeria and a USD $200,000 contribution from @APMTApapa,” the agency tweeted.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, who handed over the items to the country, said the UN has now “walked the talk” in helping the country’s government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.