Covid-19: We have spent over N1bn in fight against disease - Obaseki

Covid-19: We have spent over N1bn in fight against disease - Obaseki

- Godwin Obaseki says Edo state has spent N1bn in COVID-19 fight

- The governor said his administration is committed to end the disease in the state

- Going further, he disclosed that the state has constituted the Edo State Fund-Raising Committee

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki says his government has spent over N1billion to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor disclosed this while speaking in Benin during a live briefing on the virus by the state Response Team on Sunday, Apil 19, Channels TV reports.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment in ending the scourge of the virus in the state.

“The government of Edo state is leading this battle from the front. We have already spent over N1billion of our limited resources so far on this fight.

“We have constituted the Edo State Fund-Raising Committee which is made up of our sons and daughters who are captains of industries, religious leaders, traditional rulers to help us galvanise efforts at mobilizing resources to beef up the state government’s response to this pandemic,” he said.

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Meanwhile, had reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demands that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should immediately open an arrangement with commercial banks for the suspension of charges for use of ATM cards and low amount mobile fund transfers as part of the panacea to ease the burden of poor Nigerians during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The party notes that the lockdown has subjected majority of Nigerians to extensive use of ATM and mobile transfers for survival, making the suspension of charges on minimal transactions within this period of restriction highly imperative.

It added that the lifting of the charges within the period of this pandemic will ease the burden on cash withdrawals by our vulnerable citizens as well as encourage more Nigerians to support one another at this critical time.

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