Peter Obi Tasks FG On Transparency, Accountability Of COVID-19 Funds

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Obi, has tasked the Federal Government and other concerned agencies on proper and clarity on the usage of raised to combat the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

Obi, who spoke on Arise TV, called on the government to carry the people along by clearly accounting for the inflow and outflow of -19 funds. Obi said it was not enough for the government to say that a particular amount had been spent without clearly breaking down what the funds were spent on.

He explained that the funds were public funds and as such the public should not be kept in the dark on the breakdown of expenditures of such funds.

Obi also advised the government to adjust their fiscal and monetary policies to suit the challenging times facing the Nigerian economy at the moment, noting that excessive borrowing without good cause could cripple the economy further.

He advised that every planned federal expenditure be completely scrutinised to be sure it was worth it, as reckless spending of government funds at this critical time would bear down on the economy he said, was already wounded by debts, political irresponsibility and now Coronavirus pandemic.

Obi called on the government to truly factor in the poor and vulnerable into their distribution of relief packages for the COVID-19 lock down. Obi explained that millions of Nigerians were living under poverty when things were considered normal, but with the current COVID-19 lockdown and global economic crunch, the poverty rate would definitely skyrocket.

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“Statistics show that over 40 million Nigerians were unemployed and 19 million Nigerians living below the poverty level when life was considered normal. With the current situation in the country and around the world, I can tell you that the numbers will be higher now,” Obi noted.

He urged the government to ensure that funds mapped out for relief packages trickle down to the poor and unemployed people in the society.

3 thoughts on “Peter Obi Tasks FG On Transparency, Accountability Of COVID-19 Funds

  1. I have identified the days if the week by name but also in colour since the age of two !Friends can’t believe it and as a child I have a vague memory of my parents taking me over the reasons I referred to days as being red days or yellow days etc . Friends have fun at first with the idea of it ( when I explain it ) and relentlessly take me through the days of the week in succession , followed by random muddling of the sequence of days of the week but unwavering the answers are always the same !!Here is what I actually ” think of ” when I refer to the days of the week :1) Monday = a black colour2) Tuesday = red3) Wednesday = Yellow4) Thursday = Navy blue 5) Friday = White6) Saturday = red7) Sunday = white As a very small child I actually referred to events taking place on certain days by suggesting they were happening eg. on “red Tuesday or yellow Wednesday ” etc !!!! It doesn’t affect anything else really just the days of the week , with the possible exception of when I think of the word water which is always presented in my mind as an evaporating ( sorry bad pun ) grey / white mist !!!I had an above average IQ as a child and excelled academically .It’s not something I think about now but can sometimes have fun with it , as it is a good talking point round the dinner table !!!

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