ICYMI | Bill And Melinda Gates Donate $1m To Combat Covid-19 Pandemic In Nigeria


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American business magnate, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, through their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated one million dollars to help battle COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The fund was received on Tuesday by the UN Finance support platform, One UN COVID-19 Response Basket Fund.

According to the United Nations Development Programme, it is aimed at supporting the country’s response in the management of the crisis and the realities of post-crisis, particularly in the protection of vulnerable persons.

Mohamed Yahya, the UNDP Representative in Nigeria, said in a statement that as a COVID-19 response financing and investment platform, the One UN Response Basket Fund provides a timely opportunity to stand with Nigeria and channel financial contributions toward the COVID-19 multi-sectoral response.


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