The Presidency, has said that the Federal Government has denied the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, the N15 billion request to fight Covid-19 in the State.
It stated that this is because the Kano State Governor prioritised his quest for money over preliminary proactive engagements to overcome the disease in the State.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, made the revelation on Thursday, as he responded to questions on the programme, ‘As E Dey Hot’, on Wazobia FM, Kano.
Adesina explained: The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion only, because it was satisfied the government of Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and mobilising its funds to fight the pandemic.”
He added: “Lagos State was only scouting for technical, manpower, and facility support, not financial support”, adding that the “Buhari government felt obliged to lend a financial hand, not because it was asked to, but because it was convinced it should”.
Adesina revealed that all the Governors directly asking for money at the start of their Covid-19 crisis may not get it, saying that, that is why the President sent technical support to Kano State, which the Federal Government felt was what the State needed most at the material time.