The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to the Nigerian Government in a bid to strengthen its reponse to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The consignment which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Saturday. comprised thousands of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
The UAE through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Fahad Al-Taffaq, represented by his deputy, Mr Khalifa Al Mehrizi, stated the country’s committment to supporting Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Al-Taffaq said the donation was an initiative of the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum.
“The UAE believes that concerted efforts across board is key to effectively mitigating the socio-economic effect of the pandemic, hence the donation of these aids,” he said.
“I express my profound gratitude to the Vice President Al Maktoum for the donation of these supplies which is part of a series of humanitarian response operations by the UAE to support friendly countries in the fight against COVID-19.
“The UAE strongly commends the unrelenting efforts and excellent work of the Nigerian Government in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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