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We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 1:41pm On Sep 07
The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09, representing 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020, leaving the balance of N5.9 billion.”

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, stated this in response to the Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2020, and sent to him by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE).


In reply to Mr Idris dated September 4, 2020, and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare and CODE Chief Executive Hamzat Lawal, the organizations said: “We note among others that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion, and 36 states spent N7 billion to support their COVID-19 initiatives.”

The groups said: “We also note that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spent N877 million for deployment of assets in support of COVID-19 operations; while the Nigeria Police spent N500 million on personal protective equipment. N17,865.09 was paid as bank charges.”

The reply by the groups, read in part: “However, we also note that the documents sent to us do not contain other significant details as indicated in our FoI request dated 10 August, 2020, including details and breakdown of the number of Nigerians who directly or indirectly have benefited from the spending, and details on plans to spend the balance of N5.9 billion in the COVID-19 Eradication Support Accounts.”

“It is refreshing to note that 115 ordinary Nigerians donated between N1 and N100 to support the authorities’ efforts to fight COVID-19, despite the fact that it is the country’s poorest and most disadvantaged sectors of the population that continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We would therefore be grateful to receive more specific details and additional information on the spending of N34.4bn between April and July, and details on plans to spend the balance of the balance of N5.9 billion in the COVID-19 Eradication Support Accounts.”

“Of the N36.3bn public funds and donations received, N1.4bn came from Nigerians and companies through accounts at the First Bank; Access Bank; GTB, Zenith, and UBA, while N536m donations were made through the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN]. The N536 donations comprise of N89m and N279m from the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.”

“In addition, China General Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria donated N48m; the Petroleum Equalization Management Board gave N50m while the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board donated N70m.”

“We would be grateful if the requested details and additional information are provided to us within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we have not heard from you by then, SERAP and CODE shall take all appropriate legal actions under the Freedom of Information Act and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to compel you to comply with our request.”

“We are writing to acknowledge receipt of the undated letter signed on your behalf by Mrs Odanwu Chizoba, from the Office of Accountant General of the Federation, but received 2nd September, 2020, on the above subject-matter in which the Federal Government provided some information on inflows and outflows of COVID-19 funds, drawn from COVID-19 Eradication Support Accounts. We appreciate your co-operation in this regard.”

Specifically, the groups are asking Mr Idris to provide to them with the following:

Details and breakdown of where the N34.4bn public funds from the Federal Government came from, and whether or not the money was duly appropriated by the National Assembly;

Details of specific projects and activities on which the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has spent the N22.16bn, which represents 72% of the money spent, including how the spending has directly or indirectly benefited Nigerians, as well as details of names of any such beneficiaries;

Details and breakdown of money, if any, spent to provide personal protective equipment to Nigerian doctors and medical workers who are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19;

Details and breakdown of the N7bn given to 36 states, and the specific amount of money collected by each state. This money represents 23% of the total amount spent within 4 months;

Details and breakdown of the N877m [2.9% of the money] spent by the Nigerian Air Force for deployment of assets in support of COVID-19 operations, as well as the nature of any such operations;

Details and breakdown of the N500m [1.6% of the money] spent by the Nigeria Police on personal protective equipment;

“The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation should also take steps to approach and request from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police Force, and the 36 states any of the details highlighted above, if the information is not held by your Office, in line with the provisions of the FoI Act.”

“Under the FoI Act, other public institution or institutions that may be holding the requested information are obligated to provide the information.”

“Please accept the expression of our highest consideration. Thanking you in advance of your urgent attention to the matter.”

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/412708-we-spent-n31-billion-in-four-months-to-fight-covid-19-fg.html

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Mokason28: 1:41pm On Sep 07
Accountant General you should be ashamed of your self
The entire Buhari’s family and the North should be ashamed of this government
Spits out
Meanwhile accountant take it

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 1:52pm On Sep 07
Mokason28:
Accountant General you should be ashamed of your self


Lol

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Sunmolar(m): 1:57pm On Sep 07
Who gains from these funds spent?

Answer: class 19

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:00pm On Sep 07
Sunmolar:
Who gains from these funds spent?

Answer: class 19
You know the answer na

Our ogas at the top cheesy

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by ObaKlaz: 2:01pm On Sep 07
Ask them to provide a comprehensive documentation of how they spent #31billion to fight COVID-419, a fainting galore will start.

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:03pm On Sep 07
ObaKlaz:
Ask them to provide a comprehensive documentation of how they spent #31billion to fight COVID-419, a fainting galore will start.

You want to start another fainting drama abi? cheesy

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by 175(m): 2:03pm On Sep 07
grin grin

These motherfuckers are something else

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Shellsploit: 2:04pm On Sep 07
31 million or 31 billion lipsrsealed


Who una wan deceive again?
Details on how the funds were spent... shocked

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by oteneaaron(m): 2:06pm On Sep 07
Wow.

31 billion naira in just four months? shocked shocked

This one off me I swear...

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:06pm On Sep 07
175:
grin grin

These motherfuckers are something else

Seriously. Bunch of theatre artists cheesy

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:07pm On Sep 07
oteneaaron:
Wow.

31 billion naira in just four months? shocked shocked

This one off me I swear...

The matter off me as well my brother grin grin grin

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Shellsploit: 2:08pm On Sep 07
Lemme goan call Righteousness 89 for todays gospel acclamation!

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:11pm On Sep 07
Shellsploit:
31 million or 31 billion lipsrsealed


Who una wan deceive again?
Details on how the funds were spent... shocked

Stop that. We don't want to see another fainting movie on the floor of the house neither do we want the accountant general office to get burnt the second time. cheesy

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by limanorth12: 2:11pm On Sep 07
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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by MrTAnonymous(m): 2:11pm On Sep 07
Shellsploit:
Lemme goan call Righteousness 89 for todays gospel acclamation!

Lol

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Shellsploit: 2:14pm On Sep 07
MrTAnonymous:


Stop that. We don't want to see another fainting movie on the floor of the house neither do we want the accountant general office to get burnt the second time. cheesy

I declare 600 years on everyone involved in this!

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Shellsploit: 2:15pm On Sep 07
Wheres Lalasticlala sef!
Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Madibah(m): 2:23pm On Sep 07
600years suffering for buhari

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Samfloxin(m): 2:27pm On Sep 07
Mr. Integrity is not alive. There is no way Mr. Integrity will see all these things happen. The one we have only eats breakfast,lunch and dinner and snap pictures.

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by ODJ124(m): 2:42pm On Sep 07
e shock me shall...

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Brute2162: 2:42pm On Sep 07
Nothing to say but Hahahahahhahaha


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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Dottore: 2:42pm On Sep 07
O gawd why are these people so heartlessly wicked. Do they actually belive that the nearly 200million a Nigerians are m0rons.

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Bola146(f): 2:42pm On Sep 07
grin Lies lies lies God is watching all of you

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by chrisxxx(m): 2:42pm On Sep 07
This is the news
Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by AFULA(m): 2:43pm On Sep 07
cry
Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by Macsjebs(m): 2:43pm On Sep 07
shocked I am shocked

Would be glad if you could spare a minute of your time to see my signature, thanks
Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by olobas(m): 2:43pm On Sep 07
Thanks God it have not reach Trillion

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Re: We Have Spent N31 Billion To Fight COVID-19 In Nigeria — Ahmed Idris by SoftBillionaire: 2:43pm On Sep 07

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