In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, September, 2020

Verify Out The Quantity Of Cash FG Has Spent On COVID-19 In 4 Months

Check Out The Amount Of Money FG Has Spent On COVID-19 In Four Months

COVID-19

Chairman of the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha

It has been revealed that the Federal Authorities has spent N30.5 billion on efforts to curtail COVID-19 between April and July this 12 months.

In response to The PUNCH, the Accountant Basic of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who disclosed this, stated the quantity represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and donations obtained by the Federal Authorities to deal with the pandemic.

He stated there was a stability of N5.9 billion.

Idris stated this in response to a Freedom of Data request collectively made by Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Mission; and Linked Improvement.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, stated in a press release on Sunday that Idris, in his undated, additionally indicated that “the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19 spent N22 billion; whereas 36 states spent N7 billion on COVID-19.”

Idris, in accordance with the assertion, added that the Nigerian Air Power spent N877 million on the deployment of belongings in assist of COVID-19 operations; the police spent N500 million on private protecting gear; whereas N17,865.09 was paid as financial institution prices.

Whereas commending Idris for honouring the FoI request, SERAP and CODE, nevertheless, urged him to answer different data requested within the FoI letter, together with the particular tasks on which the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19 spent N22bn and the record of Nigerians who benefitted from the tasks.

The teams stated, “It’s refreshing to notice that 115 bizarre Nigerians donated between N1 and N100 to assist the authorities’ efforts to struggle COVID-19, regardless of the very fact that it’s the nation’s poorest and most deprived sectors of the inhabitants that proceed to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Of the N36.three billion public funds and donations obtained, N1.four billion got here from Nigerians and firms by means of accounts on the First Financial institution; Entry Financial institution; GTB, Zenith, and UBA, whereas N536 million donations had been made by means of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria. The N536 million donations comprise of N89 million and N279 million from the Senate and Home of Representatives, respectively.

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“As well as, China Basic Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria donated N48 million; the Petroleum Equalisation Administration Board gave N50 million whereas the Nigerian Content material Improvement and Monitoring Board donated N70 million.

“We’d be grateful if the requested particulars and extra data are offered to us inside seven days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we now have not heard from you by then, SERAP and CODE shall take all acceptable authorized actions beneath the Freedom of Data Act and the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights to compel you to adjust to our request.”

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