TrackaNG, an independent project monitoring, and tracking organization, has released some documents which the organization said is updates on the N500 billion FG COVID-19 intervention fund programmes across the 36 states in Nigeria.
TrackaNG is a project by BudgIT Nigeria, – a civic tech organization with focus on raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement and accountability most especially in public finance.
The Federal Government (FG) had in 2020 revised budget allocated N500 billion for Covid-19 intervention fund.
Details according to the documents released by TrackaNg
Maintenance of roads through contract and direct labour in the 6 Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria – N60 bn
MSMEs survival fund – N75 bn ( registration for this fund is ongoing and will end on Thursday 15 October 2020). Here is the step by step registration process.
Special works programme – N52 bn
Jobs and food for all: Agriculture and food security – N56.463 bn
Energy for all: Mass rural electrification/solar power strategy – N12.425 bn
Federal Ministry of Water Resources received N9.890 bn for wash programmme out of which N4.644 bn was for the engagement of youth volunteers for handwashing and ODF campaign and other hand washing activities at the rate of one hundred per L.G.A for 3 months.
Support to Nigerian Police – N10.bn
Support to Airforce operation N2.7 bn
Health infrastructure across Federal Medical Centres (FMC), Teaching Hospitals, and others – N86 bn. Some details of how the N86 bn was spent include:
Local manufacture of vaccine (biovaccine) – N10 bn
NAFDAC: Upgrade of laboratiries for testing of vaccines – N2 bn
Cost of equipping 10 bedded intensive care units (ICU) in 36 states and FCT – N 18.389 bn.
Cost of securing PPE for all federal tertiary health institutions across the nation – N7.778 bn.
Cost of equipping isolation centres in 36 states and FCT – N5.2 bn.
Procurement of molecular laboratory equipment for the University Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Nigeria – N17.9844 billion at the rate of N345.849 million per hospital.
NCDC: Reagents and equipment for Covid-19 related laboratory services – N2 bn
The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) also received an additional N6.5 bn. The purpose of this amount was not specified in the document.
By; Ifunanya Ikueze