‘We spent N31bn COVID-19 Donations, FG replies groups

boss mustafa briefing press on covid-19 donation

Of the N36.3 billion received in public funds and Covid-19 donations to response federal government has said it spent N30.5 billion between April 1 and July 31. That leaves a balance of N5.9 billion. The disclosure is the outcome of a Freedom of Information request passed on the accountant-general of the federation, Ahmed Idris. The request asked for details of spending on Covid-19 response. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE) sent a FOI request. Both have replied Idris on September 4, noting the presidential task force…

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Marking International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The image demonstrates why International Day of Clean Air needs urgent actions

Tomorrow is the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. The theme for 2020 is “Clean Air for All“. In a lead up to the first #WorldCleanAirDay, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres  calls for all to work together to build a better future with clean air for ever. “Around the world, nine out of every ten people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to heart disease, strokes, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. It causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries.…

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