PTF reveals large amount of money states received to fIght coronavirus


The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, PTF, has disclosed that states have received as much as N50billion to aid the fight against coronavirus.

National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, made this known during a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

Aliyu appealed to the State Governments to apply the resources released to them for the purposes of which they were given.

According to him, the least each of the states had received as support for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic was N1 billion, noting that the states have what is needed to effectively push back the spread of the disease.

His words, “We have given resources to state governments; every state has received at least a billion, the states governments have received the largest single bulk of the PTF.

“As of today, a total of N50 billion went to states. So we have enough resources at the state level to be able to push for increased testing and improved surveillance.

“We will continue to work with states government and urge them to use these resources for the purpose that the federal government has given.

“We have to invest in making sure that the pandemic comes down. There is no doubt we have not flattened the curve yet. For those of us that follow the numbers very closely, despite the fact that we are not testing enough, if you follow the number on a week to week basis, you would have noticed a change in the trajectory in the last one week based on the numbers released.”


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