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N1.9bn Ebola Intervention Fund Is For New Cars Not Virus
Remember the N1.9 Billion Ebola Intervention fund announced by the Federal Government to manage the deadly Ebola Virus in Nigeria? Yesterday (Aug. 26) the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, informed journalists that contrary to reports the N1.9 billion isn’t to fight Ebola but rather for the procurement of vehicles for the ministry.
According to a press release signed by Reuben Abati on behalf of President GEJ, on August 8, N1.9 Billion was released as a Special Intervention Fund for the management of Ebola. Mr. Chukwu has however denied that the money was released for the management of Ebola. The Minister of Health said the money was approved for the Ministry of Health.
“The N1.9billion approved by the president was for the federal ministry of health. It is not for Ebola fund. It will be used to procure more vehicles for working which have been ordered. It would be used to procure more drugs that have been ordered…and other items.”