Trump promises to send ventilators to Nigeria during telephone chat with Buhari

President Muhammed Buhari Tuesday had a telephone conversation with his United States colleague, Donald Trump.

The discussion focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has several countries struggling around the world.

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Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, said the US president had promised to send fans to Nigeria.

He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari today had a telephone conversation with President Donald Trump, at the request of the American president.

"The conversation focused on Nigeria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Nigeria currently has 1,337 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 40 deaths, while the US reportedly has 1,016,692 cases with 57, 132 deaths.

According to the minister, President Buhari informed the American leader about the steps that Nigeria was taking to contain the spread of the disease.

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While Trump, for his part, declared his country's support for Nigeria and pledged to support the government's effort with fans.

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Mohammed added: “President Trump has ensured that the United States is in solidarity with Nigeria at this difficult time and has promised to send fans to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.

"President Trump also extends its best regards to the people of Nigeria. "

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