COVID-19: Nigerian envoy seeks humanitarian support for Cuba

Nigeria’s ambassador to Cuba, Benaoyagha Okoyen, will lead a group of African ambassadors to support Cuba in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nigerian envoy said the ambassadors had agreed to raise funds to support Cuba. However, he said the support would be more in kind than cash.

“We are looking at support in terms of items, not cash; ventilators and other items through the UN Development Programme (UNDP),” he said.

The Nigerian envoy, who assumed duty in Havana in May, has been the Coordinator of the African Group of Ambassadors in Cuba.

Mr Okoyen, who was the immediate past Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, was also the Coordinator of African Consuls-General in New York until his posting to Cuba.


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