President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

At lease 32 states in Nigeria will receive one billion naira each in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, has disclosed that funds have been released to least 32 states to do enhance testing for the virus.

Aliyu made this known during the presidential task force briefing Tuesday.

He said: “We have released money recently to 32 state governments; each state government was given N1bn. This is to drive their COVID response and we are asking them to please prioritise testing in addition to surveillance activities linked to COVID-19.

“We urge state governments to please publicise their sample collection locations so that people can access the tests.”