Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, has pledged his country’s support for Nigeria in its fight against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Trump made the pledge while speaking with President Muhammadu Buhari, his Nigerian counterpart, in a telephone call on Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed.
Speaking at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, Mohammed said both presidents discussed the fight against coronavirus, with the US President promising to send ventilators to Nigeria.
“President @MBuhari today had a phone conversation with President Donald Trump, at the request of the American President. The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic.
“President Buhari used the opportunity to brief the American President on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease.
“For his part, President Trump assured that the United States stands in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time and promised to send ventilators to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.
“President Trump also extends his best regards to the people of Nigeria,” Mohammed was quoted to have said in a series of posts on Twitter by the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Nigeria has recorded 1,337 confirmed Coronavirus cases since March, with 40 deaths reported.