This represents an additional $11.3 million (N4.2 billion) compared to the $30 million (N11.2 billion) in aid to Nigeria announced by the US in May.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry said that this amount is part of the $1.3 billion (N488.8 billion) COVID-19 aid announced by the government for 120 countries.
It gave a breakdown of Nigeria’s share, including $3.3 million (N1. 2 billion)for medical care.
According to the statement, $34 million (N12.7 billion) is intended for “humanitarian funding for risk communications,water and sanitation, infection prevention, coordination and emergency food aid.”
She added that $4.1 million, or $1.5 billion, is reserved for humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons.
“This aid brings together more than $8.1 billion (N3 trillion) in total aid to Nigeria over the past 20 years, including more than $5.2 billion (N1.9 trillion) for health,” it said.
The Ministry said the total package of $ 1.3 billion was supplemented by at least $100 billion (N37.6 trillion) of global us health funding over the past 10 years.
She added that during this period, the country also allocated almost $70 billion ($26.3 trillion) for “foreign humanitarian assistance.”
According to the Nigerian Center for disease control (NCDC), as of Tuesday, there were 26,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 603 deaths and 10,152 recoveries in Nigeria.