PRESIDENT TRUMP YET TO FULFILL PROMISE OF DONATING VENTILATORS TO NIGERIA - FG
The Federal Government says it is still expecting President of the United States, Donald Trump, to fulfill his promise of donating ventilators to Nigeria.
Recall that President Buhari had quoted Donald Trump as promising to supply ventilators to Nigeria.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said it told the US Embassy that Nigeria still needed the equipment in fighting the pandemic.
Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, revealed this when the PTF appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts in Abuja yesterday.
Mustapha, who also doubles as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation told the House committee that the ventilators had not been delivered to Nigeria.
The SGF said most of the donations from the European Union (EU) and other donor partners are not coming in the form of cash, but they came in the form of equipment such as consumables.
“I have had a 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,” Mustapha said.