The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on Tuesday receive the delivery of medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to Federal government to help fight its and control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The equipment was sent to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja free of charge to the federal government by Allied Air Cargo.
An online statement by James Odaudu Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Aviation said the Minister took the delivery on behalf of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
The Minister also expressed the appreciation of the Nigerian government to the United Nations for the donation, and Allied Air Cargo for transporting the equipment free of charge to Abuja. According to Sirika, the equipment, which included, among other things, fifty (50) ventilators, ‘will go a long way in boosting the nation’s capacity to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.”