The federal government says it is yet to receive ventilators from the US.
On April 28, US President Donald Trump, during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari, promised to send ventilators to support Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19.
Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Thursday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the ventilators are yet to arrive in Nigeria.
He said there is no specific date for the arrival of the medical items, and that the information will be made public once the ventilators are received.
“On when the ventilators promised by President Trump will arrive, to the best of my knowledge, they have not arrived. When they do arrive it will be made known to the public,” he said.
On the efforts made by the information ministry in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Mohammed said there has been increased community sensitisation against the disease.
He said there has been a series of jingles played on radio stations to enhance rural engagements.
“In addition, we also have support from 40 community and campus radio stations across the country awaiting our jingles,” he said.
“Our aggressive and sustained campaign on the Social Media has gained traction, in the last five days alone some of the videos we posted have been viewed over one million times.”