Nigeria’s Federal government has said it does not have access to funds donated by private individuals to fight coronavirus.
There have so far been questioning and speculations on how funds are been spent by the government, especially after the ministry of finance requested for more ventilation from US billionaire, Elon Musk.
However, during the daily briefing of Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja, Dr Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the taskforce, had explained that the billions donated is not going to the coffers of the government.
Aliyu, said that the money is in a separate account and that it has nothing to do with the Federal Government.
In his words, ‘The private sector has a separate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Coronavirus Disease.
“That’s where you get most of the announcements that this person has given a billion and this is a separate account. It has nothing to do with the government and the money will not come to the government.
“We appreciate the help of the private sector in helping us and they will be providing us with commodities but the money they are currently collecting will not come to the government.
“It is a separate bank account.”