The United States has said that the ventilators promised by President Donald Trump will arrive in the country in two weeks.
It, however, added that the delivery depended on production and shipping times.
Trump had said his administration would send 250 ventilators to Nigeria and 1,000 units to South Africa which has the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa.
The US Embassy in Nigeria on Monday said the ventilators would arrive by the middle of June.
The mission stated this in response to inquiries by The PUNCH on the number of ventilators that would be sent and the time of delivery.
The US President had on April 28 promised to send ventilators to Nigeria to assist in the treatment of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Trump made the pledge during a telephone conversation with the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), during which they also discussed efforts by both nations to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Providing an update on Trump’s pledge, the US embassy stated, “On April 28, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss efforts by both nations to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.