COVID-19: Kano Applies For Support Of N15bn From FG

Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Government has applied for N15b from the Federal Government to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced this on Wednesday on a Channels Television program, Politics Today.

Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the state has not received a dime from the federal government as support to fight the COVID-19 disease.

He explained that the N15b would be expended in paying voluntarily Health workers engaged by the state to support the health personnel, personal protective equipment (PPE) and the creation of other testing centres.

‘’You can understand that Kano is the most populated in the country hence the only testing centre at AKTH is not enough for us, ‘’said Ganduje.

When asked about the increasing death in the state over the weekend, Ganduje denied this saying that even the figure reported by Daily Trust newspaper was not true.

Solacebase reports that the Presidential Taskforce on Wednesday announced an investigation into the reported death so as to ascertain the actual cause and the number of deaths.

The Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire announced this at the daily briefing of the taskforce in Abuja, noting that epidemiologists.

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Ganduje said a survey and investigation conducted by his government at some of the burial grounds discovered that 13 people died not the figure quoted by the media.

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