We Have Spent N2.7Billion In Fight Against COVID-19, Expecting N100m From NCDC — Oyo Govt
By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state government has said that it has expended a little above N2.7 billion so far in its fight against COVID-19 in Oyo state.
The Oyo state Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, who spoke on behalf of the Oyo state government, while addressing governor’s office correspondents on Tuesday at the governor’s office shortly after the weekly state executive council meeting which held at the Agodi government house in Ibadan acknowledged donations made by individuals and corporate organizations into the state COVID-19 endowment fund.
Mr Ojo, said that the total donations including cash and material items total N1.177billion while total cash received as donations into the state COVID-19 endowment fund stands at N378million adding that the total amount expended on palliative sits at N900million.
Other expenditures include hazards allowance for frontline health workers, and other logistics such as ambulances, personal protective equipments, costs of treatment of patients while security of Oyo state borders has gulped about N450million.
The commissioner said that Olodo infectious disease centre alone has cost Oyo state government a total of N370 million noting that the cost include, facility maintenance cost, daily running cost, cost of purchasing drugs and other medical equipments
He stated further that as a result of the push by Oyo state government to get support from the federal government other agencies, the state is expectant of N100million which the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has promised.