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FG Receives 2,000 Face Masks From Israel



Zainab Sanni

The Federal Government on Wednesday received a donation of 2,000 Nigerian-made face masks from Israel.

This is the second batch of face masks donated by Israel in fulfillment of its planned donation of 10,000 face masks to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 frontline health workers.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Health Director of Information, Media and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi.

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“The Israeli Embassy in Nigeria, led by H.E. Simoh Bem Soshan, which earlier planned a donation of 10,000 face masks to medical staff who are in the frontline in Nigeria, has made good its promise coming with the second donation of 2,000 today, Wednesday, 12th August, 2020. The earlier donation of the first instalment of 2,000 was made earlier on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

“To this, the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who in the company of the Permanent Secretary, Health, Mr. A.M. Abdullahi, received the second instalment of the promised face masks, said he wish that Nigeria could reciprocate this kind gesture given the fact that Israel like every other country in the world is facing its own share of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria had earlier pointed out that the face masks were designed in Israel but produced in Nigeria by a Nigerian-Israeli Company – Skill-G Nigeria,” read the statement.

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