The Nigerian Diaspora COVID-19 Eradication Support Group as well as other diaspora groups, including the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America (ANPA), NIDO Americas and NIDO China mobilised funds to procure Personal Protective Equipment worth a total of Forty-Eight million naira.
The Minister of State Foreign Affairs Amb. Zubairu Dada along side Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa presented the items to the Chairman and Members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The Minister acknowledged the contributions of Nigerians in Diaspora and urged them to continue to contribute towards home .
In the same vein, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that every state is captured in the distribution of the Personal Protective Equipment PPE for Frontline medical and para medical staff in all the Teaching Hospitals and federal medical centers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
The Chairman Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle received the 53,036 items and equipment.
He commended the wisdom of the Federal Government for establishing the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for galvanising the Donations.
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu said the donations will be distributed to areas of coverage especially, frontline workers.
He urged more Nigerians to get involved to fight the deadly pandemic still ravaging communities.
The complete set of PPEs, described as durable, reusable and of very high quality, was produced in Nigeria by Nigerians.
Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit.