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Fed Govt apprehensive over influence of pandemic

Fed Govt apprehensive over influence of pandemic

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MINISTER of Well being Dr. Osagie Ehanire stated on Monday that the Federal Authorities is apprehensive concerning the influence and impact of COVID-19 on the residents.

Ehanire stated this in a press release issued by the ministry’s Director of Data, Media and Public Relations, Mr. Olujimi Oyetomi, in Abuja.

In response to the assertion, Ehanire stated this when he welcomed the brand new World Well being Organisation (WHO) Consultant to Nigeria, Dr. Walter Mulombo, in his workplace.

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The minister informed the brand new consultant that Nigeria was happy to have him on board because the well being crew would depend on his expertise to proceed to calibrate on its response in opposition to COVID-19.

Ehanire additionally expressed the appreciation of Nigeria to the UN system, which had come collectively to create “One Basket Fund” to assist the trouble of the nation in its struggle in opposition to COVID-19.

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He informed his visitor that the fund had considerably boosted the sources and the property which Nigeria used to answer the virus.

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“The primary of which was the $2 million consignment that got here into Nigeria to kick begin every part that Nigeria has to do, simply as the opposite consignments start to roll in.

“Nigeria has an excellent inventory within the warehouse together with what we get from different nations, the European Union (EU), the US (U.S.) Authorities, United Kingdom (UK) and International Fund.

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“Everyone is delivery in from all sides and giving us assist; we’re happy with the handholding that is occurring, and we hope that each one that may proceed to develop.”

Mulombo has been in Nigeria since June 18.

He has been within the nation however in isolation as required by the protocol having been deployed from Accra, Ghana.



Fed Govt apprehensive over influence of pandemic

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