Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from federal government in the fight against Covid-19.
The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in tackling the COVID-19 scourge,
asserted that it was important to clear the misconception that the state was being supported financially by federal government in this direction.
“As I’m talking to you, I’m yet to receive one Naira from federal government for the fight against Covid-19.
A lot of people believe we are doing all these things because federal government has given us so much money. No, not at all.
We do this because we see our responsibility to save lives and I had said that I will be at the forefront of this fight”. Gov Udom stated.
He admonished citizens that despite all what his administration has done to keep the state safe, the primary responsibility to remain save doesn’t rest with the governor, healthworkersor government, but rests onindividual adult citizen of the state.
Source: News update