The Federal Government of Nigeria(FGN )says about N35.3 billion have actually been disbursed to 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to alleviate COVID-19 impact.
Group Leader, Physical Implementation Support Mission for NG-CARES Programme, Prof. Yusuf Suleiman offered the figures on Friday.
Suleiman spoke throughout a courtesy see to Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu at the Government House in the capital Birnin Kebbi.
In February, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo released the World Bank-financed Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) with $750million loans.
The funds aisist states in their efforts to reduce the results of the socio-economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
“As of last week, we were able to pay out N35.3 billion to states out of which Kebbi received N900million”, NAN quoted Suleiman saying.
“The evaluation that we did was a desk evaluation. What you saw on paper was far listed below the level of what had actually been attained at the state level.”
The main kept in mind that states are expected to deliver on outcomes initially prior to the money might be compensated.
Suleiman said what has actually been offered to the 36 governments and the FCT need to be recouped completely in the next six months.
He alerted that if a state was not able to achieve results beyond the N900million got, doing so would be hard moving forward.