The federal government has admitted that Countries they would have looked up to in this difficult times are also facing challenges.
This was made known yesterday during a press conference in Abuja by Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.
He however, said the countries are still “cooperating”.
He said Nigeria is learning measures being used to combat COVID-19, and is also in touch with those that could assist with the tools it lacks to combat the infection.
“We are in touch with foreign countries and learning from them … we are also engaging countries on some equipment that we don’t have,” Onyeama said.
“As you know we are very short on ventilators. So we have engaged a lot of countries and we hoping to source some.
“But of course a lot of countries we are looking unto for assistance are also facing huge challenges themselves but nevertheless are cooperating with us.”
The minister also said some countries which have been able to mange the pandemic are “offering medical doctors”, adding that such kind of support “will absolutely be invaluable for us.”
“We also saw some situations where some countries also helped us in facilitating airlift to bring back some Nigerian resources to come and help in this fight,” he said.