Coronavirus: EU gives Nigeria €50m to fight COVID-19

Coronavirus: EU gives Nigeria €50m to fight COVID-19

- EU has given the federal government the sum of €50m to fight COVID-19

- The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Tuesday, April 14

- IMF had on Monday, April 13, granted debt relief to 25 countries but excluded Nigeria

The federal government on Tuesday, April 14, announced that it received a grant of €50 million from the European Union to fight coronavirus pandemic. reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in Abuja, the nation's capital.

The grant was announced by the head of EU delegation in Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, at a meeting with President Buhari in Abuja.

Coronavirus: EU gives Nigeria €50m to fight COVID-19
A patient of coronavirus being attended to by the medical experts
Source: UGC

Adesina stated: “EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 million Euro to fight COVID-19. Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “your powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures you’ve taken.”

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) granted debt relief to 25 countries, mostly African nations excluding Nigeria.

It was reported that a statement by the managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, said it would provide $500m in grant-based debt service relief to these countries.

This was announced on Monday, April 13, by the managing director of the IMF.

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In another report, some Nigerians called on the federal government to deploy soldiers to some areas that have experienced violence as a result of lockdown imposed in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.

Residents in some areas in Lagos state have cried to government and security agencies to rescue them from hoodlums unleashing mayhem.

Pockets of robbery incidents were alleged to have taken place in parts of Lagos as the hoodlums armed with guns, bottles and cutlasses dispossessed their victims of cash, food, and other valuables.

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In two polls conducted by, the majority of respondents suggested that soldiers should be deployed to restore order in the affected communities.

In one of the polls conducted on Facebook, 66% of respondents supported calls for the military to be deployed to affected areas while 34% said the police should handle the situation. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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