The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, OAGF, said ₦1.6 billion was received as COVID-19 eradication support donations from April 1 to May 31 through designated commercial bank accounts and the CBN/TSA.
It made this disclosure on Monday in Abuja while giving details of the donations received through Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN/TSA.
It said in two months the designated banks received over ₦1.6 billion for COVID-19 eradication.
Recently, the federal government, through the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, opened commercial banks accounts in addition to the CBN/TSA account, through which donations to support the eradication of COVID-19 in Nigeria could be made to ensure effective and efficient coordination and management of the funds.
A breakdown of the ₦1,689,757,489.87 received from the inception of accounts on April 1 to May 31, shows that a total donation of ₦792,121,613.89 was received from April 1 to May 8, while ₦897,635,875.98 was received from May 9 to May 31.
It said from the ₦897,635,875.98 received from May 9 to May 31, the total amount received through commercial banks was ₦710,076,331.60, while the total received through CBN/TSA was ₦187,559,544.38.
According to the OAGF, from May 9 to May 31, ₦100,005,000.00 was received through Zenith Bank, ₦507,753,731.60 was received through First Bank, ₦2,210,100.00 through Access Bank and ₦100,107,500.00 was received through GT Bank.