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Sunday, 21 June 2020

FG commits $52bn to curb COVID-19~NEWSEXTRA




The Federal Government has committed $52bn as intervention initiative to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has disclosed.

He said  23 per cent of the amount is earmarked for the construction of medical infrastructure across the geo-political zones.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a permanent 150-200 bed emergency and infectious disease medical centre by NNPC / SEPLAT joint venture  at Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu,  Imo, the Minister said the action was taken to support the healthcare delivery facility and as well strengthens the national resolve to combating coronavirus pandemic and its dreadful impact.

He said to ensure transparency and accountability, participating companies would execute the project  and items procurement using their internal companies established processes.

“All commitments under this initiative are collected in kind and clear transparent governance framework has been established for collecting and distributing the commitment across the country in alignment,  processes and procedure  of the Presidential Task force on Covid-19,” Sylva pointed out.

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