Federal Government to give states N100m for COVID-19 response

File Photo: Nigeria's Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire.

The Federal Government says it will boost the financial capacity of states with N100million  to promptly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was made known on Thursday by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

The Minister noted that once the Basic Health Care Provisional Fund (BHCPF) is activated, states will also get access to it to beef up their health response apparatus.

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According to Ehanire, “all states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are receiving support from the COVID-19 response through the Regional Diseases Surveillance Enhancement (REDISSE) Project.

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