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We have spent N31 billion to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria — FG

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has revealed that the Federal Government has spent over N30.5 billion on efforts to reduce COVID-19 between April and July this year.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has further disclosed that the amount represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and donations received by the Federal Government to tackle the pandemic, adding that there’s a balance of N5.9 billion.

Idris said this in response to a Freedom of Information request jointly made by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; and Connected Development which claimed that “the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion; while 36 states spent N7 billion on COVID-19.”

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