COVID-19: Kwara govt promises to use recovered funds by EFCC to build hospitals

COVID-19: Kwara govt promises to use recovered funds by EFCC to build hospitals

- The Kwara state government has promised to use its recovered funds in the fight against coronavirus

- The governor, AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, said that the EFCC helped the state to recover the sum of N263,327,800 in March 2020

- AbdulRazaq revealed that for now, the state has purchased 10 ventilators and one mobile x-ray machine

The governor of Kwara, AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, has revealed what he will do with funds recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Governor AbdulRazaq on Sunday, April 12, promised that he will use the N263,327,800 to build isolation centres in Kwara in the fight against coronavirus.

He said that so far the state government has bought five new ambulances, 10 ventilators now and 30 more to arrive at the end of April.

The governor said: "We have 10 ventilators now and we expect to have 30 by the end of the month and that’s one of the highest in the country today. We now have a mobile x-ray machine too."

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AbdulRazaq boasted that the state's number of ventilators is one of the highest in the country today. The governor even added that the state now has a mobile x-ray machine.

The governor disclosed that the funds were stolen from the Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) and 16 local government areas of the state.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in a bid to fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus ravaging the world, the Kwara state government had intensified the fight against the pandemic as fumigation of public places has begun in the state.

This was disclosed in a series of tweets on Friday, April 3, by an account supporting the administration of AbdulRazaq.

From tweets, the government commenced the fumigation exercise with the seven major markets in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday, April 2, as a move to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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In the coming days, the fumigation exercise is expected to extend to other parts of Kwara state as part of the government’s preventive measures taken to keep the people safe.

Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government has intensified the fight against the coronavirus pandemic as fumigation of public places has begun in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a report by TVC, the disinfection of the major places in Abuja is being carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in partnership with the Federal Fire Service.

Legit.ng noted that since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, Abuja has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases after Lagos state.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), FCT takes the second spot on the list of coronavirus cases.

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