- PDP has called for a probe into the Lagos state Covid-19 spending as government's claims raised dust
- The opposition party urged the state House of Assembly to investigate the "incredible figure" government claimed it daily channels towards Covid-19 fight
- PDP said the probe is mandatory to clear doubt on the Lagos government's claim that millions are daily consumed on Covid-19 treatment
Lagos state lawmakers have been charged to probe the spending of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government on the Covid-19 treatment.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the call on Sunday, July 24, in a statement by its spokesperson, Taofik Gani.
Describing the Covid-19 spending of Lagos government as embarrassing, the opposition party called the Lagos Assembly to institute a probe panel that will look into how the government's purse is being used.
It would be recalled that in a recent report, Lagos commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, had disclosed that the state expended up to millions of naira per day on the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Irked by the shocking revelation, the PDP said it is incumbent on the state lawmakers to probe the spending in order to clear the government of allegations from people that those in power are raking billions from the state treasury.
"The House of Assembly must show independence now and probe the claims. This is important to disabuse the people’s mind that the LASG is making money into private purses out of the pandemic. Especially as even an APC governor of Kogi state has alleged such against some states,” the party said.
The PDP described the figures Abayomi said the government is spending as incredible, calling for a probe on the claim.
“The PDP thus calls on the LAHA to activate a committee of the whole House to look into the accounts relating to the Covid-19 and indeed similar supposed emergency reliefs, Trust funds, interventions," the opposition party further submitted.
Lagos currently has 14,456 total Covid-19 cases after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 156 new cases on Sunday.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, Prof. Akin Abayomi said in the month of August there will be a likely increase in positive Covid-19 cases in the state.
Abayomi, speaking at a press briefing at the Bagaulto Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa on Thursday, July 23, noted that this is based on postulations.
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