The Guardian (Nigeria)
CSOS Query Utilisation Of $ 51billion Fund For COVID- 19 Fight In Nigeria
CIVIL Society Organisations ( CSOS) have questioned the utilisation of about $ 51.05 billion committed to the fight against COVID- 19 pandemic in Nigeria and other African
Chief Executive Officer for Budgit, Gabriel Okeowo made the demand at the launch of a COVID Africa Tracking Website yesterday in Abuja.
The website, which is a brainchild of social accountability initiatives, Follow the Money, Budgit, and Global Integrity and part of the COVID19 Transparency & Accountability Project ( CTAP) was designed to provide African citizens with access to evidence on COVID resources, leading social accountability initiatives.
Okeowo noted that while
Africa receives billions of dollars as grants for COVID- 19 response and intervention programme, most of the funds are unaccounted for, adding that the continent’s public finances suffer from a lack of accountability.