There have been a lot of tongues wangling on the contributions made by Nigerian Billionaires towards the Coronavirus pandemic, on the uses of the funds by the federal government as many Nigerians believed the funds would be embezzled as usual
But the Nigerian Government through the National Coordinator of the taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu has explained how the billions being donated by private individuals towards the fight against Coronavirus pandemic is being utilized.
According to him, the money is in a separate account and has nothing to do with the Federal Government.
Aliyu said: ‘The private sector has a separate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Coronavirus Disease.
“That’s where you get most of the announcements that this person has given a billion and this is a separate account. It has nothing to do with the government and the money will not come to the government.
“We appreciate the help of the private sector in helping us and they will be providing us with commodities but the money they are currently collecting will not come to the government.
“It is a separate bank account”