The Federal Government on Wednesday confirmed it has taken delivery of the various medical equipment donated by the UN to aid Nigeria’s efforts at combating coronavirus scourge in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Mr James Odaudu in Abuja.
It stated that the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika took delivery of the equipment on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
“Sirika took delivery of the equipment on behalf of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
“The minister expressed the appreciation of the Nigerian government to the UN and Allied Air Cargo for transporting the equipment free of charge to Abuja.
“Sirika said the equipment, which included, among other things, 50 ventilators, will go a long way in boosting the nation’s capacity to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement added.