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Senate commends Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commended members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for their efforts in the management of the outbreak in the country.

Senator Lawan also advised the team to have a better coordination of the donations received from Public-spirited individuals, corporate bodies and Institutions to avoid duplications.

The Senate President gave the advice at a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and members of the Task Force on COVID-19 led by its Chairman, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

In his remarks, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha said for transparency and accountability, the task force would not be directly involved in the collection and disbursement of the cash donations for COVID-19.

He explained that the Accountant General of the Federation has published account details for collection through some commercial banks and also provided the modalities for its utilisation, but non-cash donations shall be duly received by the PTF, acknowledged, documented and appropriately deployed.

Amaka Ene

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