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COVID-19: Germany pledges ₦2.2bn to help Nigeria amid the outbreak

Germany has donated the sum of €5.5 million, which amounts to ₦ 2.2 billion to help Nigeria in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin. (AFP Photo/Tobias Schwarz)
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The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria took to its Twitter handle announce it, thanking the European nation for their ‘generous donation’.

“Germany pledges €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund,” UNOCHA Nigeria wrote in a tweet.

“It’s more critical than ever for vulnerable people to have access to clean water, food & shelter.

“This will enable partners to continue delivering life-saving aid amidst COVID-19,” The statement added.

Germany is among the worst-hit countries in the world with over 80,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 1,000 deaths, according to Worldometers.

Aside from Germany, several billionaires have been donating to the Federal Government Covid-19 relief funds these past few weeks.

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