APC Denies N500,000 Daily Allowance for COVID-19 Taskforce Members, Says Timi Frank is a Blackmailer
A leading support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress known as APC Mandate Defenders (APCMD) has debunked claims by Comrade Timi Frank alleging that daily allowance for members of the Presidential Taskforce for the Control of Coronavirus is N500,000.
In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Ifeanyi Emeka, the group said Timi Frank is a known blackmailer who fabricates fake stories and disseminate such to unsuspecting members of the public.
The group noted that no money has been released to the taskforce, saying members are only making sacrifice for the containment of the disease in our collective interest.
Adding that the billions that have been donated by individuals and organisations did not come to the taskforce but went to the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 which is headed and managed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The group further explained that while donations made by foreign governments and organisations went to the United Nations family in Nigeria who manages it, the third category of donations by oil companies went to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who manages it as well.
The fourth and last category of the fund which is government money is what goes to the taskforce and up till now, no money has been made available to the taskforce.
We therefore wonder where Comrade Timi Frank got his figures from?
As a leading support group of the ruling party, we can tolerate other forms of joke against the Presidential Taskforce but will not condone false accusation and blatant lies against members of the taskforce who have been working-out their heart to contain the spread of the virus as well as eradicate it from the country.
We therefore call on the members of the public to disregard the false accusation made against the taskforce by Comrade Timi Frank.
Mr. Ifeanyi Emeka,
National Publicity Secretary,
APC Mandate Defenders