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Invoice Gates donates $1 million to Nigeria’s COVID-19 struggle ~ TheNigerian Information

A UN finance help platform tagged “One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund”, says it has obtained a further a million {dollars} to assist Nigeria to deal with challenges posed by the pandemic within the nation.

The UN Growth Programme (UNDP), which manages the basket fund, made this identified in an announcement on Tuesday in Abuja.

The assertion quoted Mohamed Yahya, the UNDP Resident Consultant in Nigeria, as saying that the extra fund was to help Nigeria, because it witnessed a speedy rise within the variety of confirmed instances.

Mr Yahya mentioned the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis has donated a million {dollars} in help of the Nigerian authorities in addressing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic on July 14, 2020.

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He mentioned the UN welcomed the contribution of the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis because it aimed to help the nation’s response within the administration of the disaster and the realities of post-crisis, notably within the safety of susceptible individuals.

He added that “as a recognised COVID-19 Response Financing and Funding Platform, this facility gives us with a well timed alternative to face with Nigeria and channel monetary contributions towards the COVID-19 multi-sectoral response.

“Working as one UN permits us to minimise the chance of duplication of efforts and ensures environment friendly mobilisation and speedy deployment of assets.”

The UNDP resident consultant mentioned that the unfolding COVID-19 scenario in Nigeria referred to as for solidarity and coordinated help to the federal government to the response plan of the nation.

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“By way of the Basket Fund, the UN goals to make sure coverage coherence, programmatic alignment, harmonisation, and coordination of help to the Authorities of Nigeria in the course of the time of disaster,’’ Yahya mentioned.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) remembers that the UN, in collaboration with the Nigerian authorities, launched the One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund on April 6, 2020.

The Basket Fund serves because the One COVID-19 Financing and Funding Platform, via which completely different stakeholders can channel their monetary help to the multi-sectoral efforts of the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19 Response.

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The general administration of the One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund is led and coordinated by the Mission Board.

The Mission Board has illustration from the Presidential Process Pressure; Federal Ministry of Well being, Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), related authorities departments, fund contributing donors and the UN.

As of June 2020, the Basket Fund, managed by UNDP mobilised 61.Three million {dollars}, together with 54.6 million {dollars} from the European Union (EU) and a pair of.2 million {dollars} from UN companies.

Additionally, the fund obtained 4 million {dollars} from the non-public sector (Dangote 3.eight million {dollars} and AP Maersk 0.2 million {dollars}); and 0.four million {dollars} from the Authorities of Switzerland.

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