The federal government has denied receiving $5.6billion for Covid19 donations from anyone or cooperate Organisations to cushion the effect of the disease in the country.
The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning Clement Ikanade Agba who rose to the defence of the government on Thursday in Abuja said he was reacting to social media publications by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) accusing the government to have received and mismanaged the total sum of $5.6billion.
According to Agba, the government introduced a stimulus of N2 trillion into the economy because it knew that with covid, the country will shut down like the entire world, insisting that the money was basically drawn from the special account and financial institutions.
“They are saying that the country received a donation of $5.6billion dollars. That is incorrect,” Agba said.
“Nigeria did not receive a donation of $5.6billion to take care of Covid19. What happened was that as a result of…
Source: Guardian Newspaper