Angela Merkel and President Buhari
Angela Merkel and President Buhari

JUST IN: COVID-19: Germany donates N2.2bn to Nigeria

NEWS DIGEST – The Government of Germany has donated €5.5M (N2.19bn) to the Nigerian Government to tackle Coronavirus in the country.

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.”

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development also announced the donation on its Twitter handle on Thursday.

It said, “#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 and shelter.”