The Federal Government of Nigeria has donated medical supplies worth N67 million to the Government and people of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
The donation was made on behalf of the Nigerian Government by the Acting Head of East and Central African Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Tukur Maigari, representing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
He disclosed that President Buhari approved the donation of 5 tons of medical equipment based on the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
“The donation is based on the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe for the assistance of Nigeria for the donation of medical equipment to assist in the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spirit COVID-19 in the country,”
He stated that the two countries share a marine border which necessitated the establishment of the Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Authority (JDA) for exploring the natural hydrocarbon resources for the benefit of both countries.
“Nigeria will continue to participate actively in the work of unity and regionally integrated Africa,”.