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US Assistance To Nigeria On Covid-19 Hits N16bn

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This was contained in a statement by the Department of State on the 2nd of July,2020.

The statement partly read, “More than $41.3 million in assistance, which includes more than $3.3 million for health assistance and $34 million in IDA humanitarian funding for risk-communications, water and sanitation, -prevention, coordination, and food assistance; and nearly $4.1 million in MRA humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people.

“This assistance joins more than $8.1 billion in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years, including more than $5.2 billion for health.” The said over $12.5bn has been allocated globally in COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, amongst others.

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“We are achieving real results, helping nations around the respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland. We continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the effort against the disease,” it added.

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