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Edo State Governor Obaseki - We Have Spent Over ₦1 Billion In COVID-19 Fight


The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has claimed that the state government has spent over one billion naira (N1bn) to curtail the spread of coronavirus - COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking in Benin during a live briefing on the virus by the State Response Team on Sunday, Governor Obaseki reiterated his administration’s commitment in ending the scourge of the virus in the state.

According to him:

“The government of Edo State is leading this battle from the front. We have already spent over N1billion of our limited resources so far on this fight. “We have constituted the Edo State Fund-Raising Committee which is made up of our sons and daughters who are captains of industries, religious leaders, traditional rulers to help us galvanise efforts at mobilizing resources to beef up the state government’s response to this pandemic,” he said.

He said the decision of the state government to review the partial lockdown imposed on residents was borne after reviewing the COVID-19 tests carried out on suspected cases. While calling on residents of the state to support his administration’s efforts in fighting the virus, the governor appealed for donations by spirited individuals and groups.

Speaking further, the governor noted that the state is on the verge of conducting 1,000 cases arising from the coronavirus. He believes that for the state to win the battle against the virus, the people should regularly wear their face masks and be in isolation always.

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