The Japanese government donated 31 new ambulances to the Federal Ministry of Health for onward distribution to selected tertiary health institutions across the country. The occasion which had the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke as well as top officials of the Ministry in attendance, also paraded representatives of beneficiary institutions, many of whom couldn’t hide their excitement about the donation.
In his opening remarks, Professor Adewole praised Japan for keeping faith with the promise made to Nigeria a few years ago. “This is the outcome of the note-verbal agreement signed by the Federal Government represented by the National Planning Commission now Ministry of Budget & National Planning and the Japanese Government represented by the Japanese Embassy on the 30th September, 2014.
“I am aware that the 31 Ambulances that are being handed over today is the first phase, and that another additional 12 ambulances will be handed over to us by 2018, as the second phase,” he said.