COVID-19: Germany Donates €26m To Nigeria
The German Government has donated €26m to support Nigeria’s efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
The German Mission in Nigeria which announced the donation in a statement on Monday, said it was in demonstration of Germany’s solidarity and cooperation with Nigeria amid the pandemic.
The statement noted that the funds would provide humanitarian assistance in the North East, especially in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
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The statement read in part: “Germany continues to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa aiming to support the Nigerian Government with a view to protecting the most vulnerable groups and meeting the humanitarian needs.
“The German Government is providing additional financial support of €26m for humanitarian assistance in North-East Nigeria and bordering regions in Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.”
According to the Missions, €8m from the fund would go to the UN World Food Programme in Nigeria, €7 to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nigeria, €5m to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Nigeria, €3.5 to Caritas International, and €2.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund.