COVID-19: Nigeria Receives 50 Ventilators, Other Medical Equipment from UN

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika while taking delivery of the medical equipment in Abuja

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika earlier today, Tuesday April 14, 2020, took delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to the Federal government of Nigeria, to aid its efforts at combating the coronavirus scourge in the country.

The Minister took the delivery on behalf of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

He expressed the appreciation of the Nigerian government to the United Nations and Allied Air Cargo for transporting the equipment free of charge to Abuja.

According to Sirika, the equipment, which included, among other things, fifty (50) ventilators, will go a long way in boosting the nation’s capacity to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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