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Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed has disclosed that the country is yet to receive the ventilators promised by the US President Donald Trump in April.

Adding that if the consignment had arrived, it would be announced publicly.

The minister’s disclosure contradicts the remarks President Trump made last week that the ventilators had already been sent.

Last week, during a tour of the Ford motor plant in Michigan, Mr Trump said the US had just sent 1,000 ventilators to Nigeria.

President Trump had made the promise during a telephone call with President Muhammadu Buhari on 28 April. Stating that the US was committed to helping Nigeria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.