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.
354 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
930 deaths pic.twitter.com/CEtNUyiHpC
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 6, 2020