A month after the United States President, Donald Trump promised to send ventilators to Nigeria to assist the government in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government says it is yet to receive them.
Trump, during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari, on April 28, promised to send ventilators to support the country in the fight against the deadly virus.
But speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the ventilators are yet to arrive in Nigeria.
He said there is no specific date for the arrival of the items, and that the information will be made public once the ventilators are received.
“On when the ventilators promised by President Trump will arrive, to the best of my knowledge, they have not arrived. When they do arrive it will be made known to the public,” he said.
On the efforts made by the information ministry in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Mohammed said there has been increased community sensitisation against the virus.
He said there has been a series of jingles on radio stations to enhance rural engagements.
“In addition, we also have support from 40 community and campus radio stations across the country awaiting our jingles.
“Our aggressive and sustained campaign on the Social Media has gained traction, in the last five days alone some of the videos we posted have been viewed over one million times,” Mohammed said.