The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Dr Sani Aliyu, has revealed today June 9 that they’ve only spent N169m on the evacuation of Nigerians from different part of the world back home amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
Dr Aliyu who had disclosed while he was on the Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, that the PTF received N22 billion for the effective handling of COVID-19 in the country.
“At the moment, as far as I know, only N169million were spent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the evacuation of Nigerians, mainly on their accommodation.
“We haven’t spent much because of the need for prudence in the first place. We need to have clear evidence. A lot of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government are yet to do their quick procurement.
“A lot of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government are yet to do their quick procurement.”
This is coming barely just after the House of Representatives grilled PTF members on COVID-19 over the expenditure of funds allocated and donated for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.