The Presidency on Thursday explained why the Federal Government had not been dishing out funds to state governments.
It faulted the action of some governors it accused of prioritising the quest for money over the need to overcome the disease in the state.
Speaking on a radio programme monitored in Kano, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said: “The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion for its commitment and only because it was satisfied that the government of Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and mobilising its fund to fight the pandemic.
“Lagos State was only scouting for technical, manpower and facility supports, not financial support.
“The Buhari government felt obliged to lend a financial hand not because it was asked to, but because it was convinced it should.”