Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Donates $1 Million To Nigeria To Aid COVID-19 Crisis


A UN finance support platform tagged “One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund”, says it has received additional $1 Million to help Nigeria to address challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

The statement quoted Mohamed Yahya, the UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, as saying that the additional fund was to aid Nigeria, as it witnessed a rapid rise in the number of confirmed cases.

Yahaya said the UN welcomed the contribution of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as it aimed to support Nigeria’s response in the management of the crisis and the realities of post-crisis, particularly in the protection of vulnerable persons.

He added that “as a recognised COVID-19 Response Financing and Investment Platform, this facility provides us a timely opportunity to stand with Nigeria and channel financial contributions toward the COVID-19 multi-sectoral response”.

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