Stella Dimoko Nigerian Govt Says It Spent N30.5bn To Fight COVID 19 Pandemic


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Monday, September 07, 2020

Nigerian Govt Says It Spent N30.5bn To Fight COVID 19 Pandemic

The Federal Government, on Sunday, September 6, revealed that it expended N30.5 billion on efforts to curtail COVID-19 between April and July this year.

This COVID-19 expenditure was contained in a statement issued by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in Abuja.

Idris said that the amount represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds; and donations received by the Federal Government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said there was a balance of N5.9 billion.

According to the statement, this is in response to a Freedom of Information request; jointly made by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; and Connected Development.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, said in a statement on Sunday that Idris, in his undated response, also indicated that “the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion; while 36 states spent N7 billion on COVID-19.”

1st News further garnered that the Nigerian Air Force spent N877 million on the deployment of assets in support of COVID-19 operations; the police spent N500 million on personal protective equipment; while N17,865.09 was paid as bank charges.
While commending Idris for honouring the FoI request; SERAP and CODE, however, urged him to respond to other information requested in the FoI letter.

This includes 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 groups said, “It is refreshing to note that 115 ordinary Nigerians donated between N1 and N100 to support the authorities’ efforts to fight COVID-19; despite the fact that it is the country’s poorest and also most disadvantaged sectors of the population; that continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Of the N36.3 billion public funds and donations received; N1.4 billion came from Nigerians and companies through accounts at the First Bank; Access Bank; GTB; Zenith; and also UBA; while N536 million donations were made through the Central Bank of Nigeria. The N536 million donations comprise of N89 million and N279 million from the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

“In addition, China General Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria donated N48 million; the Petroleum Equalisation Management Board gave N50 million while the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board donated N70 million.

“We would be grateful if the requested details; and additional information are provided to us within seven days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we have not heard from you by then; SERAP and CODE shall take all appropriate legal actions under the Freedom of Information Act; and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to compel you to comply with our request.”
from 1st news.


  1. Obara emma😲😲😲😲😲

  2. 30 billion.,hmmmmmm.,. Something that Davido has in his akant🤭

  3. Dis govt can lie.
    Anyway, make una get ready for more faintings when dem go ask better questions.

  4. Haa you people should fear God ooo... To do what? How? Where? On what was it spent??? Ha Jehovàh save us ooo... Save us from ourselves! Shivering 😱😱

  5. Money that they shared among themselves

  6. Tell me why Nigeria will ever get better? This government is the most corrupt, insensitive, criminal and heartless of them all. It will never be well with those that brought in this monumental disgrace on us. They will surely reap this evil to brought on power.

  7. The kind lies that comes out of our leaders mouth ehn..
    We would continue to pray for deliverance from this oppressors in leaders guise

  8. Clap for yourself shebi na mumu una dey govern.Una just exchange the sound mind, good health of una family for funds meant to save d pple affected with COVID 19.Na curse una dey chop so.U pple don't ever learn ur lessons I feel for ur generations

  9. Where is the Minister for disaster? We need explanation on how the money was spent. No fainting please .

  10. Stella this our dog don suffer! The dog has heard alot from this naija government.


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