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How we spent N2.7bn on COVID-19 – Oyo Govt

The Oyo State Government said on Tuesday that it had spent a total of N2,779,000,000 on the fight against COVID-19 in the state.

This was revealed at the State Executive Council meeting by the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo.

He said a total of N900.5 million was spent on procurement of the COVID-19 palliatives and seedlings; N370.6 million was spent on the upgrade of the Infectious Diseases Centre at Olodo; N453.7 million on securing borders, security trucks and personnel; N118 million as support to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, for COVID-19 tests.

Also, a total of N614.7million was spent on testing, kits and medical consumables, while N321.2 million was expended on purchase of ambulances.

He stated further that N156 million was set aside for volunteers as 15,000 hazard allowance from June, backdated to March.

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He puts the donations from individuals and corporate institutions at N1.2 billion.

Of the N1.2 billion, Ojo said N378.1 million is unspent.

He said the state government is expecting about N100 million from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

He added that the state also got N250 million donation from the CACOVID.

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