Mr Abdulaziz Mashi, a permanent secretary at the federal ministry of health has disclosed that the federal government of Nigeria has released the sum of N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID19) preparedness in Nigeria.
Making the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Friday, he added that the money was released in two separate batches.
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“While the first batch of N71 million was released at the end of January to facilitate activities of the Port Health Services department of the ministry, the second was released after the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the government had budgeted N620 million to curtail the virus from entering Nigeria when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Health,” he said.