On Tuesday, June 23, 2019, the Oyo State Government released a financial report on COVID-19 expenditure. According to the Commissioner for Finance, Akinola Ojo, the report covers the period from March 30, when the COVID-19 Task Force was set up to June, 2020.
So far, the Oyo State Government has spent N2.779 Billion in fighting the pandemic. This amount covers all COVID-19 related expenditure including security, provision of palliatives, upgrading/renovation of health facilities, testing/treatment of all confirmed cases, allowances for health personnel and purchase of PPEs and other consumables, and the provision of one million cloth face masks.
Mr Ojo said the Oyo State Government had approved a total of N15,000 as Hazard Allowance for each of the health personnel backdated to March 2020. This is an additional N10,000 to the usual N5,000 usually paid as Hazard Allowance. These would be paid, in one tranche, along with their salaries on the 25th of June, 2020.
The commissioner also stated that of the N1.177 Billion in donations received by the Oyo State Government, N378 million was in cash. He said that the cash donations were still in the Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund bank accounts and had not been used.
A breakdown of Oyo State COVD-19 expenditure is shown below.