The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that 792.1 million naira has been paid into the Eradication Support Account to finance the fight against the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Mustapha said this during the daily PTF briefing on Friday.
“I am pleased to report that the Office of the Accountant General has published details of inflow into the Federal Government COVID-19 Eradication Support Account.
“As of 14th May 2020, the sum of 792, 121, 613. 89 naira has been credited into the TSA account from the various E-country sources”.
He said the committee would make all-cash donations public in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s principle of accountability and transparency.
The chairman commended individuals and corporate organisations who had donated funds into the account.
” I particularly want to commend the sacrifice of some ordinary Nigerians who have donated as low as one naira, which for us comes from a pure heart.
“As we progress in the battle of COVID-19, the PTF wishes to extend its appreciation to several other groups that have been supportive in the discharge of its mandate”.
The PTF Chairman also recognised the efforts of security agencies such as the police, DSS, CDI and para-military services who have helped in maintaining security and helping to carry out enforcements as well as staying in the frontline.
He also thanked the NAF for providing airlifting logistics.
“I also wish to commend the Nigerian Air Force for providing the airlift logistics that has made it easy for surveillance and search support mobilisation by the PTF and NCDC”.
Mr Mustapha congratulated COVID-19 survivors who have been sharing their experiences. He however strongly discouraged giving details of treatment as this could encourage self-medication.
He urged hospitals to keep offering services to non-COVID-19 related patients.