The European Union, has given Nigeria a grant of €50 million (Fifty million Euros) to fight COVID-19.
The grant was announced by the Head of EU delegation in Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, at a meeting with President Buhari in Abuja.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday.
Adesina tweeted thus: “EU gives Nigeria a grant of 50 million Euro to fight Covid-19. Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “your powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures you’ve taken.”
President Buhari had on Tuesday in a nationwide address, extended the lock down in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state for two weeks, as a way to try and curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country.