The Nigerian minister of finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has announced that the government has lost 700 billion naira Covid-19 Relief Funds to the fire outbreak that happened to the accountant general’s office.

Zainab Ahmed
Finance minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed released the information during her interview with the press today. She announced that the files and documents of the fund has been burnt down in the fire.

She said:

We’re sorry about the incident occurred on Wednesday been 8th of April 2020, the government lost 700billion naira Covid-19 Relief Funds Due to the Fire outbreak, its caused a lot of damages in the office and we’re yet to investigate on what was the cause of the fire outbreak, I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Nigerians most especially to the SouthEast and Southwest, government together we will help fight this virus.

Recall that there was a fire outbreak at the national treasury in the early hours of yesterday, which cause several damages including the building.

Speaking further, the minister claimed that the fund was to Disbursed to the South-east and Southwest government to help them tackle the spread of the virus in the states and also for the benefit of the country.

She therefore urged Abuja commissioner of police to investigate the course of the fire outbreak in the office.

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