COVID19: EU gives out  €50 million to Nigeria to tackle pandemic


The European union has donated  €50 million to Nigeria to fight COVID-19.

The grant was announced by the Head of EU delegation in Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, at a meeting with President Buhari in Abuja.

The coronavirus is an ongoing pandemic which has infected over two million people and killed over one hundred thousand.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina,  confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday.

Adesina said “EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 million Euro to fight Covid-19. Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “your powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures you’ve taken.