The Presidency has explained why the federal government is not disbursing funds to states to fight the Coronavirus pandemic except Lagos state.
According to the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke on a radio programme, he made accusation against some Governors that they are prioritising the quest for money over the need to conquer the disease in the state.
He also disclosed why the federal government provided funds to the Lagos state government to fight the outbreak of the disease in the state.
“The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion for its commitment and only because it was satisfied that the government of Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and mobilising its fund to fight the pandemic.
“Lagos State was only scouting for technical, manpower and facility supports, not financial support.
“The Buhari government felt obliged to lend a financial hand not because it was asked to, but because it was convinced it should.”