The German government has pledged €5.5m (₦2.2bn) to Nigeria to aid the fight against Coronavirus in the country.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria made this known on Thursday.
This is coming as the West-African country grapples with the attendant effects of economic shocks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has negatively impact the country’s economy while infecting over 170 people with two deaths.
There have been cries by the populace for the government to cushion the effect of the lockdown by providing relief materials including foodstuffs and other essentials.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria announcing on its Twitter handle, @OCHANigeria, said the donation by Germany would help vulnerable persons in Nigeria have access to potable water, food and shelter amidst the crisis.
UNOCHA Nigeria tweeted, “Germany pledges €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund. It’s more critical than ever for vulnerable people to have access to clean water, food & shelter. This will enable partners to continue delivering life-saving aid amidst COVID-19.”
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