Nigerians in diaspora have donated Personal Protective Equipment worth 48 million naira to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada and the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, presented the items to the members of the PTF in Abuja, Nigeria.
According to the Diasporans, the donation was to help the frontline Health-care workers to protect themselves as they fight to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Minister of State Foreign Affairs acknowledged the contributions of Nigerians in Diaspora, but urged them to continue to contribute more towards the Socio-Economic growth of Nigeria.
Similarly, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that every State was captured in the distribution of the PPEs for Frontline medical and para medical workers 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 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 escalate areas of coverage especially for the frontline workers.
Dr Aliyu urged more Nigerians to get involved in the fight against the deadly pandemic still ravaging communities.
The complete set of PPEs , described as durable , re-usable and of high quality were all produced in Nigeria by the Nigerians in Diaspora groups.
The donation was a joint effort by Nigerian Diaspora COVID-19 Eradication Support Group, the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America, Nido Americas and Nido China as well as other Nigerian Diaspora groups.