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COVID-19: States To Receive N100m Each As Response Fund From FG

The federal government on Thursday, disclosed that all states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will receive N100 million each, to boost their response against Coronavirus.

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This was disclosed by Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, during Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Ehanire disclosed that a huge amount will come from the Regional Diseases Surveillance Enhancement (REDISSE) Project.

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“I am pleased to mention that all states of the federation, including the FCT are receiving support from the COVID-19 response through the Regional Diseases Surveillance Enhancement (REDISSE) Project.

“With this support, all states of the federation will receive N100 million to enhance high impact priority response activities. The soon to be reactivated BHCPF will join the funding pool,” he said.

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The REDISSE Project was initiated by the World Bank for countries in the ECOWAS sub-region, as a consequence of the 2014/2015 West Africa Ebola crisis.

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