The Chinese Government has donated about forty-eight million, one hundred and twenty thousand naira to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) to support Nigeria’s fight in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese Ambassador, Zhou Pingjian, who was speaking at the presentation on Thursday in Abuja said the donation is an acknowledgment of the long-standing relationship with the Nigerian government.
“China will never leave its friends in difficulty, the help China offers does not involve any selfish interest. “In spite of the lockdown, China formally supports Nigeria’s fight against the outbreak and stands ready to assist if needed to the best of its ability. “We have full confidence in Nigeria’s determination, capacity, and capability to defeat the virus.
“We believe Nigeria will continue to treat the Chinese Nationals here as your own”, he added. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, in his response commended the Ambassador for the donation, noting that the nation is aware of their contribution and help in proving manpower and isolation facilities.