Nigerian Government spent ₦31 Billion in 4 months to fight COVID-19

Accountant-General of the Federation Ahmed Idris

The federal government has disclosed that it has already spent N31 billion in four months to fight Coronavirus in the country.

According to the Accountant-General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, the amount spent so far represents 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020.

In the statement released by the Accountant-General of the Federation in response to the Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2020, and sent to him by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE), it was gathered that there is now a balance of N5.9 billion from the donation.

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