REPS Seek N36b Special Fund For States
REPS Seek N36b Special Fund For States

The House of Representatives debated the mysterious deaths in Kano State and resolved to ask that 1 billion naira be made available by the Federal Government to each of the 36 states.

The 1 billion naira intervention is to enable the states provide the needed facilities to combat and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawmakers said the impact of the lockdown caused by the spread of the virus has negative financial impact on the state, some of which  are already struggling to survive.

The House also agreed to summon the  Chairman of the Presidential Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha; Health Minister Osagie Ehanire and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, over the mass deaths in Kano.

These are highlights of the resolutions reached by the lawmakers while debating a motion yesterday.

The House directed its Health Committee to investigate the deaths, which have created fear among residents of the state.

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