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FG To Release N6.5bn To NCDC To Fight COVID-19

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FG To Release N6.5bn To NCDC To Fight COVID-19

FG To Release N6.5bn To NCDC To Fight COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is set release N6.5bn emergency fund for the fight against Coronavirus, it has emerged.

The Federal government is expected to release the money to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

This was disclosed by the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

According to Ahmad, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning made the disclosure in Abuja.

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He tweeted:

“FLASH: The Federal Government is releasing additional N6.5 billion as an emergency intervention to the National Centre for Disease Control (@NCDCGov) as Nigeria intensifies the fight to curb the spread of the #COVID19 in the country, the finance minister has said y’day in Abuja.”

Still on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has also banned interstate travel, in a bid to reduce movement and mitigate against the spread of the virus. Ahmaad made this known on Thursday afternoon, tweeting:

As at press time the total number of confirmed Corona Virus cases in Nigeria stands at 51 with Lagos having 32 of the sum. FCT has 10, Ogun 3, while Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun, and Rivers have one case each. Of the number, 1 death has been recorded, 8 people recovered, and two discharged.

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