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COVID-19: What We Are Doing With Money Donated By Private Individuals – Task Force

As the cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria increased daily, so is the amount received by public and private individuals on a daily basis.

Following this, the government has spoken on how the billions gotten from private individuals will be spent.

The funds are donated to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

While many Nigerians have been wondering how the government is channeling these funds, the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja through the National Coordinator of the taskforce, Sani Aliyu, said that the billions donated are not going to the coffers of the government.

“The private sector has a separate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Coronavirus Disease.”

“That’s where you get most of the announcements that this person has given a billion and this is a separate account. It has nothing to do with the government and the money will not come to the government.”

“We appreciate the help of the private sector in helping us and they will be providing us with commodities but the money they are currently collecting will not come to the government.

“It is a separate bank account”

On Thursday, the ministry of finance requested for more ventilators from US billionaire, Elon Musk. This has generated controversy and the government was forced to delete the tweet.

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Kabir Adejumo

Adejumo Kabir is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a great researcher with dozens of investigative journalism awards to his name at the national and international level. He loves community journalism and supports all aspects of public enlightenment. He has experience writing well-researched and impactful reports for several online publications. He is the Director of Campus Press Hub and Author of Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook. He has also been shortlisted for the DAME Awards for his contributions to Journalism

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