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Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by fergie001: 4:14pm On Apr 04, 2020
Following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID- 19 that is at the moment, ravaging the world, the Federal Government is asking the National Assembly to approve the proposed establishment of a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund as proposed by the Executive.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed who along side, Senior officials from her ministry, held a meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on Saturday intimated the National Assembly of Federal Government’s plans to put up such an intervention fund.

The meeting which took place at the National Assembly, was also attended by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase and some other principal officers from both Chambers.

The meeting was a follow-up to one held last week Wednesday between the National Assembly leadership and members of the Presidential Committee which was set up for the management of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Minister said, “What we are proposing is an establisment of a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund,” the minister told the parliamentary leaders.

“This Fund that we are proposing, that should be created, will involve mopping up resources from various special accounts that the government as well as the Federation have, to be able to pull this N500 billion.”

According to Mrs Ahmed, in addition to the identified special accounts from where the money will be drawn as loans, the proposed intervention fund is also expected to be sourced from grants being expected and loans from multilateral Institutions.

She said, “Our general view is that this crisis intervention fund is to be utilised to upgrade healthcare facilities as earlier identified.

“The Federal Government also needs to be in a position to improve health care facilities not only in the states but to provide intervention to the states.”

The Finance Minister who explained to the lawmakers that the Fund, if approved, will also take care of special Public Work Programmes currently being implemented by the National Directorate of Employment(NDE), said, “We know that there will be a need for the parliament to agree and approve the taking of loans from these special accounts and we will be coming back with a proposed bill in that regard that will define what the fund will be used for.”

Earlier in his remarks, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan who noted that the meeting was in fulfilment of an earlier promise to provide support as the need arises in this time of crisis, said, “Just like we told Nigerians, when there is need for us to meet or to take legislative action in support of ensuring that the government responds appropriately to developments issues and challenges in the country, we will do so.

“This meeting, the second in the series after we shut down the National Assembly for two weeks, is a clear testimony of what we have said.

“Governance requires that we work together, so we want to listen to those things that you have on your side and how we can also play our constitutional role in ensuring that Nigerians continue to benefit from governance and how we are able to weather the storm created by COVID-19.

“Going forward, we need to interact more because very fundamental decisions will need be taken, and these decisions can only be said to be constitutionally legal if the legislature gives its stamp of authority for the executive to implement and execute.

“I think coming to us for those loans is critical because we are in an emergency and time is of essence. So, we must work as expeditiously as possible to ensure that we place the request before the National Assembly.

“I think time has come for us to redefine the implementation of the Social Intervention Programme, probably going out to communities to give them N20,000 per person might not be the best way to go. It is still an effort, but I think we need a better approach that will be more efficient.”

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by bestpunterever: 4:19pm On Apr 04, 2020
The heading should be changed to FG seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn as imminent mass looting

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by FocusedDiva(f): 4:22pm On Apr 04, 2020
More money to loot

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by NaijaRoyalty(m): 4:34pm On Apr 04, 2020
The national coffers must be empty by now due to massive looting by this government

They've emptied the nation's treasury for there selfish interest .

The rulling party, APC, ha finished this country.

I smell recession.



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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by ijaw1stson: 4:49pm On Apr 04, 2020
Chei don't these men get tired of stealing? But where is aunty coro when we need her the most?

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Racoon(m): 4:51pm On Apr 04, 2020
shocked For what? This is just another massive looting spree about to be unleashed on the Nigerian state again.What about the cooperate individual & organisation contributions-what have been done with those staggering monies?

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by helinues: 4:52pm On Apr 04, 2020
Here we go again

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by BeeBeeOoh(m): 4:59pm On Apr 04, 2020
I can confidently bet my two balls that 80% of this money will end up in the accounts of some individuals. Is it not Nigeria again?




Abeg makai go peel yam for backyard embarassed

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Mysticwebb: 5:09pm On Apr 04, 2020
Look at how this woman is struggling to explain how this money will be used. That is how they will explain out the money when looted.
I hope the pension fund account is not among what these thieves want to steal from?

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by kayusely70(m): 5:37pm On Apr 04, 2020
The money should be disbursed to Nigerians through BVN

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Ivimilly: 5:37pm On Apr 04, 2020
I am genuinely fed up with our Government matter

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by ghettokid1(m): 5:39pm On Apr 04, 2020
Nigeria right now......

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by allthingsgood: 5:41pm On Apr 04, 2020
NaijaRoyalty:
The national coffers must be empty by now due to massive looting by this government

They've emptied the nation's treasury for there selfish interest .

The rulling party, APC, ha finished this country.

I smell recession.

Looting how





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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by allthingsgood: 5:42pm On Apr 04, 2020
BeeBeeOoh:
I can confidently bet my two balls that 80% of this money will end up in the accounts of some individuals. Is it not Nigeria again?




Abeg makai go peel yam for backyard embarassed

Maybe. But at least people will get 20%

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by BUSINESSARENAA(m): 5:42pm On Apr 04, 2020
Jesus Christ, five hundred billion What?

Make una fear Godooooo.

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by fergie001: 5:43pm On Apr 04, 2020
kayusely70:
The money should be disbursed to Nigerians through BVN
My brother, are you in this country at all?

Disbursed fire!!!!!!

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by DabuIIIT: 5:44pm On Apr 04, 2020
They yaff come again!!!!!

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by amanda2013(f): 5:51pm On Apr 04, 2020
Stupid people . You people can as well sell this country

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Salvador1: 6:03pm On Apr 04, 2020
Chai

What about those ones donated by individuals and private firms

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Salvador1: 6:06pm On Apr 04, 2020
tricksters:
Igbos Wan die on this thread. You complain that Indonesia is giving Nigerians in their country 50KG bag of rice. Buhari submitted proposals for 500 billion to buy the same rice for you but your bigoted soul is already wailing sorrowfully.

Do you want Buhari to buy the 50KG bag of rice they shared in Indonesia with his own money for you in Nigeria or what I don't understood ?
is your brain paining you...

Wetin concern igbos with this matter

These children of fallen Oduduwa self.

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by iluvdonjazzy: 6:13pm On Apr 04, 2020
Bring back our government

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:40pm On Apr 04, 2020
allthingsgood:


Maybe. But at least people will get 20%
You mean cronies, families and friends of our politicians??

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by princemillla(m): 6:40pm On Apr 04, 2020
Scam



We don't need intervention money. With 500b just import enuf ventilators and equip hospitals and stop embarrassing Nigeria on twitter

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by sunnyanet(m): 6:44pm On Apr 04, 2020
PDP must hear this

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by GreatResearcher: 6:49pm On Apr 04, 2020
Looting loading

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by morikee(m): 6:49pm On Apr 04, 2020
Federal Thiefs

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by TruthSpeaker: 6:50pm On Apr 04, 2020
LOOTERS ARE HERE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CARD. THE DONATED FUNDS THEY HAVE ALREADY SHARED STILL LOOKS LIKE A CHILD’S PLAY TO THEM. CAN THEY ACCOUNT FOR THE MONEY ALREADY MADE AVAILABLE?
MORE BILLIONAIRES IN THE MAKING.

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Re: Coronavirus: FG Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund by Tetrahedron: 6:50pm On Apr 04, 2020
Latest Money making venture for politicians in Nigeria

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