The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said that his government has spent over N1 billion, to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
The Governor disclosed this while speaking in Benin City, the State capital, during a live briefing on the coronavirus, by the State Response Team, on Sunday.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to ending the scourge of the virus in the State.
His words: “The Government of Edo State is leading this battle from the front. We have already spent over N1 billion of our limited resources so far, on this fight.
“We have constituted the Edo State Fund-Raising Committee, which is made up of our sons and daughters, who are captains of industries, religious leaders, traditional rulers, to help us galvanise efforts at mobilising resources to beef up the State Government’s response to this pandemic.”