Federal Government has on Thursday announced the donation of seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine by the Indian government to Nigeria, as part of efforts to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the statement during a briefing by members of the task force.
The PTF chairman further appreciated the efforts of the India Government as well as other nations and organisations in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The PTF wishes to thank friendly nations and corporate organisations for their continuing support through the donation of medicines and equipment, the SGF said.
“In this regard, we thank India for the donation of 7-tons of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of patients,” assuring that “the resources will be judiciously utilized.”
Mr Mustapha also expressed hope that as the search for a vaccine for the pandemic continues, there will be equitable distribution, adding that there is ongoing research for a local cure to the virus.