COVID-19: Trump Yet to Fulfill Promise on Ventilators - Nigeria Government

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, in April promised to send ventilators to support Nigeria in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during a telephone conversation with President Buhari of Nigeria but the Federal Government on Monday (yesterday) said it was still expecting President of the United States, Donald Trump, to fulfill his promise of giving ventilators to Nigeria.

Trump promises to send ventilators ton Nigeria

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 said it told the US Embassy that the equipment were still needed in the fight against the pandemic.

Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, made this known when the taskforce appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts in Abuja on Monday (yesterday).

The SGF told the House committee that the ventilators had not been delivered to Nigeria.

“Most of the donations from the EU and other donor partners are not coming in form of cash; they came in form of equipment such as consumables. Even when President Trump spoke to our President, he promised to provide ventilators. We are waiting for the ventilators.

“I have had discussion with the American Ambassador, who wanted to confirm whether we need the ventilators and I told her that we need them, and that even if we don’t have use for them now, we need them in our hospitals for the future.”

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