President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45 billion for the setting up of gas plants in 38 locations nationwide in a bid to enhance the treatment of COVID-19 patients who need oxygen.
This was revealed to newsmen after the first National Economic Council meeting of the year presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
State Governors, Federal Capital Territory Minister, Central Bank Governor and other senior government officials were in attendance.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, broke the news at the meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
She revealed that the president approved the release of the funds for the production of oxygen, necessitated by the increased number of patients who need oxygen due to the surge in COVID infections in the country.