Nigeria receives $41.3m aid from America for combating COVID-19 pandemic

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The United States’ COVID-19 emergency aid to Nigeria has risen to $41.3million (N15.5 billion).

This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Department of State.

According to the State Department, the amount was part of a $1.3billion COVID-19 aid for 120 countries.

For Nigeria, a sum of $3.3million (N1.2billion) was budgeted for health assistance.

Also, $34million (N12.7 billion) was earmarked for “humanitarian funding for risk-communications, water and sanitation, infection-prevention, coordination and emergency food assistance.”

Additionally, $4.1million (N1.5billion), according to the statement, was for humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people, including internally displaced persons.

America said the aid “joins more than $8.1billion (N3 trillion) in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years.”

The statement disclosed that about $100billion had been committed to global health funding in the last 10 years.

Also, $70billion dollars was spent to “overseas humanitarian assistance” within the decade.

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