President Muhammadu Buhari in July signed the 2021 supplementary appropriation invoice of N983billion into legislation.
Of the quantity, recurrent (non-debt) expenditure will gulp N123billion, whereas N895billion will go into capital expenditure.
The supplementary funds covers the procurement of safety gear, vaccines and different COVID-19 associated gear.
According to TheCable, the federal government plans to spend N4.87billion for “Whatsapp and Thuraya Interception Solutions” brings you highlights of the supplementary funds beneath:
The supplementary funds allotted N4.87 billion (4,870,350,000) for the National Intelligence company (NIA). The provision is for the procurement of army intelligence gear – Thuraya Interception Solution for N2.94billion and WhatsApp Interception Solution (N1.93 billion).
Despite public outcry and protest in opposition to the supply by the general public, the lawmakers went forward to approve the procurement for the manager arm as said within the funds submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
From the supplementary funds, the Federal Ministry of Health bought N2.8 billion to obtain molecular laboratory gear in nationwide hospitals.
The hospitals embrace National Orthopedic hospital, Igbobi, National Eye Centre, Kaduna, National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna, National Fistula Centre Abakaliki, National Fistula Hospital, Katsina, National Fistula Hospital, Sokoto, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre Asaba Annex Aniocha.
They have been allotted N300 million every for the gear, whereas N400million is earmarked for the Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, for a similar function.
On different capital supplementary allocation, the federal authorities N67.44 billion (67,443,671,374) for the procurement and set up of oxygen vegetation in addition to vaccine procurement for the nation.
The breakdown confirmed that N60.3billion could be used to obtain 29.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines below the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) preparations.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), a 10-member group drawn from throughout the continent, was established by the African COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, arrange in November 2020 by the African Union. The essence is to make sure that the African continent secures adequate COVID-19 vaccine doses to realize herd immunity.
Further breakdown confirmed that the federal authorities intends to spend N20.63 billion as supply value of the vaccines to each ward and make sure the availability of employees to manage vaccines at major well being centres.
The remaining N6.2 billion was earmarked for the procurement and set up of latest oxygen vegetation nationwide and a few repairs of the vegetation in federal capital (FCT) hospitals.