Covid-19: FG Slashes 2020 Budget As Cases Hit 276
Covid-19: FG Slashes 2020 Budget As Cases Hit 276

The Federal Government has sent a reviewed 2020 budget to the National Assembly for deliberation. The 10.59 trillion naira 2020 budget was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2019.

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari had instituted a 5-man presidential review committee on the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s economy and proposed a downward review of the 2020 Appropriation Act in view of global economic realities caused by the pandemic.

Nigeria recorded 22 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number in the country to 276.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC says 15 of the new cases were in Lagos, four in the FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo.

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According to the Centre, twenty-two new cases have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo “As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases reported in Nigeria, while forty-four have been discharged with six deaths.

However, the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has called on the Federal Government to ensure equity and fairness in the distribution of the stimulus package across the country.