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Trump Speaks With Buhari, ‘To Send Ventilators’ – Lai Mohammed

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday had a phone conversation with United States President Donald Trump.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

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

“The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 pandemic .

Mohammed revealed that the conversation of both leaders centred on the efforts of the Nigerian government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

As of April 26, 2020, Nigeria has reported a total of 1,337 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with its death toll at 40.

The US, on the other hand, has recorded hundreds of thousands of infections while no fewer than 56,000 people are said to have died, with the was cases reported in New York.

According to the information minister, President Buhari used the opportunity of the phone conversation to brief the American leader on the steps Nigeria was taking to contain the spread of the disease.

He noted that Trump, on his part, declared his country’s support for Nigeria and promised to support the government’s effort with ventilators.

Mohammed said, “President Trump assured that the United States stands in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time and promised to send ventilators to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.

“President Trump also extends his best regards to the people of Nigeria.”

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Nigerian Airforce builds new arcade in Abuja.

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The Nigerian Air Force through the Nigerian Air Force Investments Limited (NAFIL) on Wednesday, October 28 commissioned a games arcade and waterpark in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that sequel to the board of directors’ approval to establish the event centre in Abuja, NAFIL bought a plot of land designated as green area for parks and recreation, measuring a total of 1.47 hectares in Wuse Zone 5 Abuja to be used for the games arcade and water park. Speaking at the event, the managing director of NAFIL, Air Commodore CU Nwagwu, stated that the facility is one of NAFIL’s efforts at diversification of its portfolios and enhancing its turnover while contributing its quota at meeting the welfare needs of NAF personnel and that of the general public. He noted that the company has gradually grown to become a leading investment outfit that manages contributions of NAF personnel.

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“It was to this end that NAFIL decided to identify a green area within Abuja to create facilities for recreation by our personnel and the general public. “This arcade and waterpark which is very well landscaped to enhance its ambience and aesthetics also boast of a games arcade which could also be used to host events, a large gazebo housing a restaurant and bar, a children’s play area, a football pitch, an outdoor fitness area and a natural fish pond. “This is to make sure there is something to attract every member of the family to our taste of hospitality.”

On his part, the FCT director, department of development control, Mukhtar Usman said the ANFIL park will add value to the recreational sector in the nation’s capital.

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