Nigeria, March 4 -- Nigeria on Thursday received its share of the second consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies procured by the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), for the benefit of all ECOWAS Member States.

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Abuja, the Director-General of WAHO, Stanley Okolo, said the donation was part of the organisation's mandate to support ECOWAS countries in their national health response.

Mr Okolo noted that the medical supplies worth over $18 million will be distributed to 15 West Africa countries including Nigeria.

He said the supplies will support countries in the fight against the COVID-19 virus even as Nigeria has received the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

"The provision...