The Presidency has explained why the federal government is not giving funds to states to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and
Publicity, Femi Adesina who spoke on a radio programme accused some
Governors of prioritising the quest for money over the need to overcome
the disease in the state.
He also revealed why the federal government provided funds to the
Lagos state government to fight the outbreak of the disease in the
“The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion for its
commitment and only because it was satisfied that the government of
Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and
mobilising its fund to fight the pandemic.
“Lagos State was only scouting for technical, manpower and facility supports, not financial support.
“The Buhari government felt obliged to lend a financial hand not
because it was asked to, but because it was convinced it should.”