Nasarawa denies receiving COVID-19 fund from FG, foreign donorsNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


Claims spending over N500m fighting pandemic

Nasarawa State has received no money from either the Federal Government or foreign donors to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.

The deputy governor and chairman of the state’s task force on COVID-19, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, disclosed this yesterday while briefing journalists at his office along Shendam Road, Lafia.

However, in a letter dated May 21, 2020, and addressed to Governor Abdullahi Sule, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had declared a donation of N100,000 to the state government for implementation of critical low cost but high impact.

According to Akabe, the state has received N94.76 million from private individuals and corporate donations and has spent N536.156 million in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.

He explained that the task force spent the fund received judiciously.

On how the money was disbursed, he disclosed that Dalhatu Arafat Specialist Hospital (DASH) got N3,530,000; Ministry…

Source: Guardian Newspaper