Ventilators: Trump yet to fulfill the obligation says PTF

Ventilators: Trump yet to fulfill the obligation says PTF

The Nigerian Federal Government has come out to say they are still expecting from the United States President, Donald Trump to fulfill his promises in giving the country ventilators.

Furthermore, the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 said it has told the US Embassy

that the equipment was still needed in the fight against the pandemic.

Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation,

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revealed this when the taskforce appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts in Abuja on Monday.

Recall, the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had on April 28, 2020,

quoted the US President as promising to supply ventilators to Nigeria.

Trump yet to fulfill the obligation on ventilators, says PTF

On Monday, Mustapha told the House committee that the ventilators had not been delivered to Nigeria.

The SGF said,

“Most of the donations from the EU and other donor partners are not coming in the form of cash;

they came in the form of equipment such as consumables.

Even when President Trump spoke to our President,

he promised to provide ventilators.

We are waiting for the ventilators.

“I have had a discussion with the American Ambassador, who wanted to confirm whether we need the ventilators

and I told her that we need them and that even if we don’t have use for them now,

we need them in our hospitals for the future.”

Also, the PTF Chairman admitted that the Federal Government had yet to pay hazard allowances to frontline health workers,

blaming it on the long negotiations among the stakeholders.

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