Nigeria has received a donation of urgent humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates, UAE.
The consignment, which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Saturday, contained 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies.
The UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Fahad Al-Taffaq, represented by his deputy, Mr. Khalifa Al Mehrizi, while handing over the items said the UAE’s committed to supporting Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Al-Taffaq said the donation was an initiative of the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum.
The UAE believes that concerted efforts across the board is key to effectively mitigating the socio-economic effect of the pandemic, hence the donation of these aids.
The supplies were meant to boost the provision of adequate healthcare response in the management of the pandemic.
I express my profound gratitude to the Vice President Al Maktoum for the donation of these supplies which is part of a series of humanitarian response operations by the UAE to support friendly countries in the fight against COVID-19.
The embassy has executed several humanitarian projects during this health crisis and we will continue to collaborate with Nigeria to effectively fight the spread of COVID-19.
The UAE strongly commends the unrelenting efforts and excellent work of the Nigerian Government in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also salute all Nigerian frontline workers, doctors, nurses, educators, and the media who are working tirelessly to overcome this pandemic.