The Nigerian president Mohammadu Buhari during his meeting with the UN on Friday vowed that he built multiple hospital facilities in Nigeria to deter the spread of COVID-19.
He revealed this while addressing world leaders at the ongoing 76th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York.
He added that the multiple hospitals built in Nigeria to fight covid-19 hauled the Nigerian economy and reshaped it to a bad image.
However, he assured the UN that his government had trained over 40,000 health care workers on the deterrence of infections.
In his words, he said:
“In addition, over 40,000 health care workers have recently been trained on Infection, Prevention and Control measure with the support of various partners. Through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, we have established 16 infectious disease treatment centres located within our Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres.”
“We built isolation centres and emergency hospital wards in record time all over the country. We carry out genomic sequencing in designated laboratories across the country with a view to detecting variants in circulation.”