Oyo accuse FG of bias in COVID-19 fund disbursement

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Oyo government said the federal government was unfair to the state in its allocation of special funds and other resources to combat COVID-19.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, aired this grievances in Ibadan while receiving an award of excellence on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde from the Abuja branch of the Music Advertisement Association of Nigeria at his office.
Olatubosun said the federal government was inequitable in the distribution of resources to tackle the novel coronavirus alleging the palliatives were skewed in favour of All Progressives Congress, APC led-government states.
“It is very disturbing when you realise that the Federal Government has disbursed a lot of money and resources to Lagos, Ogun, Abuja and some other states, while Oyo State is being neglected. Party solidarity should not have come into an important issue like intervention to states during a pandemic like this; it is wrong.
“The testing kits given to the state were too small that it had no significance in the fight against COVID-19. Thank God for the resourcefulness of the state governor,” he said.

 

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