The FG Has Spent N30.5bn On COVID-19 In Four Months. 

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who disclosed that the Federal Government says it spent N30.5 billion on efforts to curtail COVID-19 between April and July, the amount represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and donations received by the Federal Government to tackle the pandemic.

Idris said this in response to a Freedom of Information request jointly made by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; and Connected Development.

While commending Idris for honouring the FoI request, SERAP and CODE, however, urged him to respond to other information requested in the FoI letter, including the specific projects on which the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22bn and the list of Nigerians who benefitted from the projects.

The Accountant General also stated that some funds came from the public funds and donations from Nigerians, Banks, Nongovernmental organizations and many more.

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