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COVID-19 support fund exceeds N700 million – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has gotten N792 million from different givers to help continuous endeavors to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The money gifts are isolated from non-money gifts made by a few people and gatherings.

The Director of the Team, Supervisor Mustapha, made this known at the every day PTF preparation on Friday.

He said the gifts from people, advancement accomplices, strict bodies and corporate gatherings have been credited into the Treasury Single Record (TSA).

“For successful coordination and responsibility, the Workplace of the Bookkeeper General distributed five ledgers into which gifts could be paid and cleared into a CBN TSA account, every day.

“I am satisfied to report that the OAGF has distributed the subtleties of inflow into the FGN COVID-19 Destruction Bolster Records. As at (of) fourteenth May 2020, the entirety of N792,121,613.89 (700 and Ninety 2,000,000, One Hundred and Twenty One Thousand, 600 and Thirteen Naira and Eighty Nine Kobo) has been credited into the TSA account from different in-nation sources,” he said.

Mr Mustapha additionally lauded the endeavors of Nigerians in battling the progressing pandemic.

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“I especially need to laud the penance of some normal Nigerians exemplified by the gifts as low as one naira, which for us originates from the most perfect of hearts.”

Mr Mustapha had on April 9 said that for straightforwardness and responsibility, the team won’t be legitimately associated with the assortment and payment of the money gifts.

He, in any case, said all non-money gifts will be properly gotten by the PTF, “recognized, recorded and fittingly conveyed.”

Wellbeing administrations

Mr Mstapha raised worries over the decrease in wellbeing administration conveyance in cases not identified with COVID-19.

“We have likewise seen a stamped decrease in the conveyance of non-COVID-19 related administrations in our medical clinics,” he said. “The PTF wishes to emphasize this call and solicitation that wellbeing specialist co-ops should help diminish the weight of sickness in the nation by offering the necessary administrations.”

“As present, records show that we might be encountering increasingly superfluous passings in light of the fact that our emergency clinics are turning around non-COVID-19 related patients,” he said.

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