Stella Dimoko UN Mobilises $2m To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic In Nigeria


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

UN Mobilises $2m To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic In Nigeria

The United Nations system in Nigeria has mobilized $2 million to help the Government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and also care for those stricken by the virus.

This announcement was made on Wednesday, March 25; by Edward Kallon, the UN Resident Coordinator as well as Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, at a national conference in Abuja on the coronavirus crisis.

Kallon explained the funds is to ensure effective management of the pandemic in the country.

“The United Nations system in Nigeria will support rapid procurement of disease commodity packages for surveillance, prevention and control, and clinical management,” he said.

He also added that the UN will support the Government’s efforts to immediately set up a national response fund.

This will serve as a single national platform and financing framework; coordinating partnerships and mobilizing resources that can make an effective impact on the ground.

The gesture is part of a wider United Nations strategy to amplify efforts by Governments; around the world to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kallon said.

It also underscores the urgent need for collaboration; given the multifaceted nature of the virus and its impact on Nigeria’s economy and society.

In his address, the Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, thanked the United Nations system for its support and said the Government would ensure that resources are deployed where they are needed most; and that his Ministry is prepared for both worst-case and best-case scenarios.

The World Health Organization (WHO) office in Abuja has reported a total of 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as of Wednesday, including one death.
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  1. Money that one person will pocket.

  2. Shame to our government. See how happy minister of health is. Thieves who would have done better to contain this but stupidity would not allow them.

    See how the disease is increasing daily. It will never be well with slow actions

  3. No wonder rogue governors have been lying about it smh

  4. Very commendable if it purpose will be achieved.

  5. Stella why is your engagement and news reporting so slow?

  6. If they like they should pocket the money,thank God it started from the politicians guess they will reason well this time

  7. I pray it is channelled to the purpose it's meant for and not diverted to some people private accounts.

  8. Good move but it is time for the government to stop stealing money allocated for the common good. If not for anything, this should be an eye opener for them all. Equip the hospitals and medical facilities and get ready. As much as the borders are closed. Equip the airports with good medical detectors to be able to get ready.
    What goes around comes around.

    Please how is Kyari???? If he hears this one now he will want to jump up and take charge.
    Only him be the minister for power and health.

  9. God bless America

  10. Food don done for some people! I really hope & pray that the money isn't diverted into personal accounts. Don't trust our Government officials

  11. Praise God it's just 2million, as it's too small for looting.

    1. No money is too small for these our politicians to loot. Dem go use am do akara money.

  12. No wonder they are all falling sick

  13. Money wey dey don share finish,collect our bvn, pay into our account and let us go n buy ewe and egbo igi

  14. The figure is actually $2 billion


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