The Nigerian Accountant General, Ahmed Idris, has given details of how the Government spent N30.5 billion on efforts to curtail COVID-19 between April and July.
The amount, checks by Platforms Africa showed, represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and donations received by the Nigerian Government to tackle the pandemic.
Some of the funds came from the public funds and donations from Nigerians, Banks, Nongovernmental organizations and many more.
Idris gave the details in a response to a Freedom of Information request jointly made by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project; and Connected Development.
While commending Idris for honouring the FoI request, SERAP and CODE, however, urged him to respond to other information requested in the FoI letter, including the specific projects on which the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22bn and the list of Nigerians who benefitted from the projects.
The Accountant General also stated that some funds came from the public funds and donations from Nigerians, Banks, Nongovernmental organizations and many more.