We spent N31 billion in four months to fight COVID-19 – Nigeria’s Accountant General

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09, representing 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020, leaving the balance of N5.9 billion.”

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, stated this 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).

In the statement released by the Accountant-General, it was gathered that there is now a balance of N5.9 billion from the donation. Read more

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