How We Shared COVID-19 Money: Here Is What We Gave Each State, FG Tells Nigerians

How We Shared COVID-19 Money: Here Is What We Gave Each State, FG Tells Nigerians

  • Only two states got over two million from the federal government in efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic
  • According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Lagos was given N10 billion, Kano, N5 billion
  • Going further, the PSC revealed that all other states including Ondo, Borno, Rivers, Anambra got N1billion each

Nigerians who are not sure if their state governments received anything from the federal government for the purpose of combating the coronavirus pandemic can now put their minds at rest following the recent disclosure by the committee.

According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, resources were shared among states to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

The committee in a statement by Boss Mustapha, titled the journey so far by the PSC says Lagos was given N10 billion, Kano, N5 billion, and other states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory received 1 billion each, Punch Newspaper reports.

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PSC members reveal what they gave each state.
The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has disclosed how resources were shared among states to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: NCDC
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He said:

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“Resources made available to States and FCT, Lagos: N10 billion; Kano: N5 billion; other states & FCT: N1 billion each.”

Fear of another nationwide lockdown as COVID-19 third wave begins in Nigeria

In another report, Legit.ng reported that following the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, some stakeholders in the economic sector have warned that another nationwide lockdown could have devastating effects on the country's economy.

The stakeholders gave the warning on Monday, August 2, as the federal government said it would take tough actions to contain the spread of the deadly virus in the country.

The groups called on Nigerians to abide by existing safety protocols to avoid the possibility of a lockdown. The Nigerian Economic Summit Group told the newspaper that the country cannot survive another lockdown.

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Nigeria receives 4.8m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the US

In a related report, the federal government has received 4.8 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Biden-Harris administration of the United States.

Premium Times reported that the vaccines which arrived Abuja around 2.15am on Sunday, August 1, were delivered through the COVAX facility, a vaccine alliance aimed at ensuring equitable global distribution of vaccines.

Legit.ng gathered that the vaccines were received and stored at the country’s National Strategic Cold Store near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Source: Legit.ng

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