UN reaffirms co-operation with FG, donate three ambulances to Lagos
The United Nations (UN) has donated three ambulances to the Lagos State as part of its efforts to help control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The UN Resident-Coordinator, Edward Kallon, said in a statement that the UN is ready to support the Federal Government of Nigeria during pandemic.
Responding while taking delivery of the keys to the ambulances, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the UN for the donation and for the support the state had received since the first index case was announced.
Kallon revealed that the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu had expressed appreciation to the UN for the gesture.
“The ambulances will aid in contact tracing as well as other activities involved in bringing the last case to book.
Aliyu was also said to have urged other states to emulate Lagos state’s exemplary response to the pandemic.
According to Kallon, Aliyu urged the public to continue to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) toward the containment of the spread of the virus in the country.
At the hand-over ceremony were the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, other members of Presidential Task Force, and Lagos State government representatives.