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COVID-19: World Bank Approves $114.28 Mln For Nigeria

Unic Press UK: The World Bank says it approved $114.28 million to help the Federal Republic of Nigeria “prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 at the state level in Nigeria.”

This credit includes an International Development Asssociation (IDA) $100 million credit with a maturity of 30 years, and a grace period of 5 years; and $14.28 million grant from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility.

The World Bank said:

“Through the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (CoPREP), the Government of Nigeria will provide grants to thirty-six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as immediate support to break the chain of COVID-19 local transmission and limit the spread of coronavirus through containment and mitigation strategies. Grants to states will be conditional on states adopting COVID-19 response strategies which are in line with the Federal Government guidelines and strategies.”

There are 930 COVID-19 related deaths in Nigeria, and more than 45,200 confirmed cases.

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