States are Using COVID-19 to Make Money-Northern Elders Forum

The leadership of the Northern Elders Forum have alleged that State Governments in Nigeria are playing politics with COVID-19 in order to get funds from the Federal Government and from international donors.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Forum’s head, Prof. Ango Abdullahi to journalists in Kaduna on Thursday.

The statement read in part, “The forum regrets the appearance of attempts by many state governments to play politics with numbers for what appears to be expectations that more funds from the Federal Government and foreign donors will be allocated to them.

“It is public knowledge that what the entire nation needs are good policies that protect all Nigerians; equipment and facilities for testing and treatment; and resources to support people who will find it hard to stay at home without some palliatives during the lockdown.”

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