The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed that funds had been released to states to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to prioritise testing.

Aliyu said, “We have released money recently to 32 state governments; each state government was given N1bn. This is for the purpose of driving their COVID response and we are asking them to please prioritise testing in addition to surveillance activities linked to COVID-19. We urge state governments to please publicise their sample collection locations so that people can access the tests.”