We have spent N31 billion to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria — FG

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by Linda Ikeji 

The federal government has disclosed that it has already spent N31 billion in four months to fight Coronavirus in the country. 

According to the Accountant-General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, the amount spent so far represents 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020. 

In the statement released by the  Accountant-General of the Federation in response to the Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2020, and sent to him by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE), it was gathered that there is now a balance of N5.9 billion from the donation. 

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