The European Union, EU, has given Nigeria €50 million, to fight the coronavirus disease which has killed at least 10 people in the West African country.
The donation was announced when President Muhammadu Buhari received in audience, the EU Delegation, at 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 that the Head of the EU Delegation at the event, Amb Ketil Karlsen, who announced the donation, also commended President Buhari, for extending the Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja lockdown.
Karlsen was quoted as describing Buhari’s address to the nation on Monday, as “powerful”, adding that, he took bold and necessary measures.
“EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 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 against #Covid19; the Head of the EU Delegation, Amb. Ketil Karlsen, announced the donation at a meeting with President @MBuhari today, in Abuja.”