The Oyo state government on Tuesday said it had spent N2.779 billion dollars on the ongoing fight against the new Coronavirus.
The government said that N378 million in cash raised from voluntary donors, including individuals and corporate donors, is still intact in special accounts, but that all spending still comes from the state Treasury.
The government provided an update through the State Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Akinola Ojo, addressing reporters at the governors ‘ office, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.
According to Ojo, while N900 million was spent on palliatives and seedlings for affected farmers, about N370 million was spent on an infection center in Olodo.
In addition, the Commissioner, who was accompanied by the chief spokesman of Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that N453million was spent on security and securing state borders on the right against covid-19, N156milliin will be paid to health workers, including volunteers and health workers and health workers as benefits.
In addition, he said that the amount of N118m was given to the University College Hospital (UCH) of Ibadan, Oyo state, as support, N321million is used to buy ambulances to support the Ministry of health and N614 is spent on reagents, supplies, tests and the cost of treating patients in the state.
He noted that the state has also received an assurance from the Federal government through the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of $100 million in financial support, but which is still expected.
Ojo said that overall, the monetary and material donations received so far by the state from various individual and corporate donors currently amount to N1.177billion, stating that the coalition against Covid-19 (CaCovid) only donated items to the tune of N250milion.