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Nigeria Yet To Receive Trump’s Ventilators – Lai Mohammed



Lai Mohammed, Ventilators

The Federal Government said it was yet to receive the ventilators promised by the U.S President, Donald Trump. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed assured Nigerians that once the government receives the promised equipment, it will be made public.

Lai Mohammed said this Thursday while responding to a question on the issue during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily briefing.

The minister had earlier spoken about the efforts of the ministry to increase sensitization of the populace on the effect of the pandemic which has devastated the entire globe.

Already close to 6 million people have been infected with over 350,000 fatalities across 251 countries including Nigeria who h has recorded 254 deaths in close 9,000 cases.

The U.S President had on 28th April 2020 promised to send some ventilators to the country during his telephone conversation with President Muhammad Buhari.

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But a month down the lane, the Minister of Information and Culture said the lifesaving equipment was yet to be received by Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed said, “To when the ventilators promised by President Trump will arrive. To the best of my knowledge, they have not arrived. When they do arrive it will be made known to the public.”

In his quick rundown of the activities of the ministry in sensitizing the populace on the best ways to contain the spread of the virus, the Minister said jingles have been produced for both the radio and television in various languages.

He said the social media was also included in an aggressive campaign.

He said adverts were also placed on six national dailies covering the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Lai Mohammed said, ”The Ministry so far produced video and radio jingles in the following areas: General information of COVID 19Use of Face Masks; Burial protocol; Testimonials by COVID-19 survivors and Mass gathering.”

He also said all the jingles in English have been translated and produced in Pidgin; Igbo; Hausa; Yoruba.

So far, he said “The Ministry has developed 25 TV jingles and 25 Radio Jingles. The jingles produced by the Ministry are currently running on 10 television Channels: TVC in between the programme ‘Your View’ between 9 am and 10:30 am; inside the 7 pm news; AIT before the 8 pm news; OnTV – Prime time Nollywood movies; Telenovella; Correct Movies; ZEE WORLD



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