Coronavirus: UN donates $2m to FG to fight COVID-19

Coronavirus: UN donates $2m to FG to fight COVID-19

- The UN has donated a sum of $2 million to the Federal government over COVID-19

- The money is meant to be used to purchase essential dr*gs to prevent the spread of the disease

- Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, made this known in Abuja

The United Nations (UN) has released $2 million to the Nigerian government to procure essential medical supplies to help contain the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus in the country.

Daily Trust reports that the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this at a national conference in Abuja on the COVID-19 crisis.

Legit.ng gathered that while speaking on the UN's gestures to the country, the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the federal government would ensure resources were deployed to where they are needed most.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, caused quite a stir on social media on Monday, March 30, when the first class monarch gave a list of herbs that would help boost the immune system and battle coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: UN donates $2m to FG to fight COVID-19

A patient of coronavirus receiving treatment from medical experts
Source: UGC

It was reported that in a series of tweets, Oba Ogunwusi talked about the virus and lamented how people failed to believe in traditional alternatives as a treatment for the global pandemic.

According to the monarch, on June 6, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival, it was predicted that a pandemic war would be raged on the world but people failed to believe.

The monarch also revealed that he is working with alternative medicine practitioners and is ready to offer advice on the traditional solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also warned against holding his advice with a fist of levity, adding that "tomorrow may be too late."

In another report, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state tested positive for coronavirus. It was gathered that the governor confirmed this via his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on the evening of Monday, March 30.

Makinde, who is head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, said he had handed over his duties in charge of the task force to the former chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Temitope Alonge.

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In the meantime, he said he would continue to self-isolate, expressing hope that he would recover fully.

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Also, Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate, warned governors and members of the National Assembly to watch against any federal government attempt to usurp their powers.

It was reported that Soyinka questioned President Buhari’s power to impose a 14-day curfew on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Legit.ng gathered that he invited states and lawmakers on Monday, March 30, to determine whether the president acted in accordance with the law.

The playwright, who Sunday, March 29, completed his 14-day self-isolation after returning from the United States, stated this in a statement: ‘Between COVID and constitutional encroachment.'

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