US DONATES $1.3M MOBILE HOSPITAL, EMPOWERS NIGERIAN POLICE WITH SECURITY GADGETS

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Amb. Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19 and insecurity has received a massive boost as the United States government donated through its embassy in Abuja, a mobile hospital to the Ministry of Health and over $325,000 worth of equipment to curtail the menace of Boko Haram insurgency.

The mobile hospital which is located at the Federal Medical Center, Jabi, was commissioned by Honorable Minister of State for Health, Senator OlorunnimbeMamora and contains among other things; an equipped administrative unit, a 160-kw auxiliary generator, beds, subfloors, showers, lavatories and a negative pressure isolation facilities which has the ability to house up to 40 patients.

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard, explained during the commissioning that the $1.3 million (USD) moveable hospital is a testimony to the unending partnership between the US and Nigeria.

 “As we celebrate 60 years of U.S.-Nigeria diplomatic relations, and many years of health partnerships, it is deeply satisfying to look back on the many ways we have worked together to improve the health, safety, and security of the Nigerian people.” Supporting the healthcare of workers who are caring for patients at this facility and across the country is critical to Nigeria’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.”  She explained.

In a similar development, the United State of America has donated over $325, 0000 worth of equipment to Nigeria to help in the areas affected by the Bokom Haram Insurgency            

During the presentation of the equipment in Abuja, Director of Transition Initiative, James Jewett said that the equipment will be transferred to the Mobile Patrol Division of the Nigerian Police Force officers in Borno State.

Jewett who expressed joy over the efforts of the Nigerian law enforcement officers at maintaining peace in the country, said that this equipment will improve the health and security of these officers who are committed to providing law and order in the land.

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