Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has revealed the reason why the federal government has not given financial assistance to states in their fight against coronavirus.
He said this during a radio programme as he accused some Governors of prioritising the quest for money over the need to overcome the disease in the state adding that Lagos state was assisted because they were scouting for technical, manpower and facility supports, not just financial support.
“The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion for its commitment and only because it was satisfied that the government of Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and mobilising its fund to fight the pandemic.
“Lagos State was only scouting for technical, manpower and facility supports, not financial support.
“The Buhari government felt obliged to lend a financial hand not because it was asked to, but because it was convinced it should.