Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed has disclosed that the federal government is set to release the sum of N6.5bn as an emergency intervention fund to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
She said that the N6.5bn is an intervention fund to assist in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. She also stated that the N6.5bn will be released in 2 tranches (N1.5bn and N5bn) to the NCDC.
Furthermore, she said that the Lagos state government would receive the sum of N10bn as support from the federal government to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Additionally, she conveyed that the country had received a grant of $18million from Japan for strengthening seven NCDC centres across the country.
BY HANYTA OGBE