By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Kwara State Authorities has spent N1.6 billion on COVID-19 pandemic, spokesperson of the state Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye has stated.
The breakdown of the spending, in keeping with Ajakaye, embody the working (value) of the actions of the technical committee (N132,931,510); medical provides and tools (N713,480,100.90); palliatives (N525,277,030.00); COVID-related renovation works N149,928,753.80; and safety, well being employees’ allowances and logistics (N47,490,550.00).
Ajakaye, who can also be Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s spokesperson stated: “These bills lined the acquisition of navy grade Toyota Land Cruiser Ambulances; automated ventilators and a number of other different Intensive Care Unit (ICU) devices/tools; manufacturing of hand sanitizers; and the price of working the actions of the technical committee and its subcommittees.”
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He added the bills additionally included the price of the palliatives distributed in the course of the lockdown; renovation of the Sobi Specialist Hospital and the Hajj Camp; mass manufacturing of face masks, buy of surgical masks, digital thermometers, N95 and respirator-sperien 5311, and different Private Protecting Gear; medical provides and consumables; safety bills; trainings; allowances for medical personnel and different supportive workers accountable for the pandemic; part-renovation of the Offa Common Hospital as an isolation centre; and sufferers’ administration, amongst others.
“You will need to add that the federal government has not spent a kobo from these donations because the funds haven’t been appropriated by the Home of Meeting. Nevertheless, supplies together with meals stuffs donated have been distributed accordingly,” he stated.
He additionally introduced the receipt of N243m as monetary donations from personal people and company our bodies between from March 27th.