Plateau Govt spends N366m to fight COVID-19

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Plateau Govt spends N366m to fight COVID-19

Plateau Govt spends N366m to fight COVID-19

The Plateau State Government said it spent N366m in fighting Covid-19 Pandemic in the State.

The Governor of Plateau State Gov. Simon Lalong revealed this on Friday at a stakeholders meeting with traditional leaders at Government House, Jos, to enlighten residents on the prevalance of COVID-19 in the state.

He Said:

“In terms of financial commitment, the state government has so far committed about N366.5 million to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

“Additionally, we launched the Plateau State COVID-19 Endowment Fund which saw good spirited individuals and corporate organisations making donations.

We are grateful to kind-hearted people that contributed about N123. 3 million as well as other food and medical items valued at about N155 million.

” The World Health Organisation also recently donated N100 million to the state government which has greatly helped us to treat those infected by the virus.

“In addition, we received donations by the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) comprising of Maize Flour, Pasta, Noodles, Sugar, Salt, and Semolina worth about N850 million for distribution to 39,993 households across the 17 local government areas of the state

” We are still expecting rice consignment from the CACOVID donation which will be distributed to the beneficiaries,”

He further said that the state government had set up a committee in preparation for reopening of schools in the state.

The governor said the committee was headed by the Secretary to the State Government,Prof. Danladi Atu.

He said teachers and principals had been trained as part of the preparations, and schools were disinfected and task teams established to ensure compliance to all laid down COVID-19 protocols.

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