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Arewa Forum Cautions Against Embezzling Donated Money On Coronavirus

The Arewa Consultative Forum has cautioned against Embezzling of billion of Naira donated by individuals and organisations for the control of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
“We in the forum believe that as commendable as the efforts of the organized private sector are, there is need to track the money so far raised because similar funds raised by noble minded people to fight equally noble causes in our country have on several occasions been subjected to criminal abuse to the amazement of all patriots.”
In a statement today, March 31, its National publicity secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, the Forum insisted that the funds should be applied mainly for developing the required infrastructure in which Nigeria is solely deficient and without which we cannot have the capacity to fight the pandemic.
It said that since coronavirus is global pandemic, all Nigerians should not read local ethnic, political or religious meanings into it’s emergence.
The ACF commended President Muhamadu Buhari for the outline of measures, he announced on Sunday to be taken by the federal government to control the spread of the virus.
It said that though various regulations intended to maintain the principle of social distance may sound harsh, especially to residents of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states, “we call on the residents of these places to obey the instructions of the federal government more so when there is no alternative in the form of treatment yet discovered for the ailment.
“The Forum also wishes to commend the efforts of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition which organized a successful launching against COVID -19 during which billions of Naira was raised to support the war against coronavirus.”

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