MINISTER of Well being Dr. Osagie Ehanire stated on Monday that the Federal Authorities is fearful concerning the impression and impact of COVID-19 on the residents.
Ehanire stated this in a press release issued by the ministry’s Director of Info, Media and Public Relations, Mr. Olujimi Oyetomi, in Abuja.
In accordance with 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.
The minister advised the brand new consultant that Nigeria was happy to have him on board because the well being group would depend on his expertise to proceed to calibrate on its response towards COVID-19.
Ehanire additionally expressed the appreciation of Nigeria to the UN system, which had come collectively to create “One Basket Fund” to help the hassle of the nation in its battle towards COVID-19.
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He advised his visitor that the fund had considerably boosted the assets and the property which Nigeria used to answer the virus.
“The primary of which was the $2 million consignment that got here into Nigeria to kick begin all the things that Nigeria has to do, simply as the opposite consignments start to roll in.
“Nigeria has a great inventory within the warehouse together with what we get from different international locations, the European Union (EU), the USA (U.S.) Authorities, United Kingdom (UK) and International Fund.
“Everyone is delivery in from all sides and giving us help; we’re happy with the handholding that is happening, and we hope that every 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.