COVID-19: Nigerian States to receive N1 billion each

The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has disclosed that funds have been released to least 32 states to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting them to prioritize testing. Aliyu made this known during the presidential task force briefing, He said; “We have released money recently to 32 state governments; each state government was given N1bn. This is to drive their COVID response and we are asking them to please prioritize testing in addition to surveillance activities linked to COVID-19. We urge state governments to please publicize their sample collection locations so that people can access the tests.