Germany gives Nigeria €5.5m to fight COVID-19 in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

The German government has approved an additional €5.5 support to its Nigerian counterpart in the ongoing efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The German Diplomatic Missions in Nigeria which disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, @GERinNigeria, Tuesday, said the funds were released to support vulnerable people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State through the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund (NHF).

The figure brings the German government’s contribution to the NHF in the last three years to €29 million.

The statement read: “Germany provides an additional €5.5 million (N 2.2billion) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria to continue life-saving aid in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

“Ongoing activities include drilling of wells, construction of sanitation facilities, rehabilitation of buildings or construction of shelters for internally displaced persons and other victims of insecurity in the North East.

“This brings Germany’s contribution to the NHF to a total of €29 million since it became operational in May 2017, making Germany a major donor to the NHF over the past three years.”

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