The Federal Government on Friday, released the sum of N620m to fight against the deadly coronavirus.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed made the announcement in a statement released and said the fund was an unexpected expenditure.
“The approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of funds to tackle COVID-19 was an emergency and the process of releasing the fund was also an emergency as it was an unexpected expenditure,” the statement read.
“However, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had released the first tranche of N364 million sometime ago and the process of releasing the second tranche has been concluded with the release of N620 million this morning, bringing total release to N984 million.
“The second tranche of the needed fund would be released today, which has been done, keeping to the promise.” she said.