The Federal Government has revealed that the billions donated by wealthy Nigerians towards the fight against COVID-19 didn’t go into government coffers.
This was made known by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu.
According to Aliyu, the money goes into a separate account not run by government.
Aliyu said: ‘The private sector has a separate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Coronavirus Disease.
“That’s where you get most of the announcements that this person has given a billion and this is a separate account. It has nothing to do with the government and the money will not come to the government.
“We appreciate the help of the private sector in helping us and they will be providing us with commodities but the money they are currently collecting will not come to the government.
“It is a separate bank account”