Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

FG releases N620m for fight against coronavirus

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The Federal government says it has released N620 million for the fight against the outbreak of coronavirus in the Country. This was disclosed in a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, special adviser on media and communication to Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance.

The statement partly read: “The approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of funds to tackle COVID-19 was an emergency and the process of releasing the fund was also an emergency as it was an unexpected expenditure. However, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had released the first tranche of N364 million sometime ago and the process of releasing the second tranche has been concluded with the release of N620 million this morning, bringing total release to N984 million,”

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