The Kwara State government has gotten the sum of N100 million as a grant from the World Bank as support for COVID-19 management in the state.
The news was made known in a statement released by the Spokesperson of COVID-19 Technical Committee in the state, Rafui Ajakaye on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Kwara State is one of the few states that have met the criteria laid down by NCDC and World Bank, hence this has triggered the disbursement of N100Million to the State.
The fund was channelled through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) after the state had met certain criteria.
The disbursement of the fund is part of the ongoing World Bank-assisted Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement (REDISSE) project, which is coordinated by the NCDC to bridge funding gap at the state levels for the implementation of the COVID-19 response and incidence action plan.”
Kwara State is one of the first states to benefit from the fund after it was certified fit for the financial support on account of its COVID-19 efforts.
The statement added:
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the States will cover the priority activities in areas such as Trainings, Workshops, Meetings, Seminar, Procurement of Goods & Services, Operating costs, Consultancy services/Non-consultancy.”
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