The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has pledged to support nine states in the Niger Delta region with N1billion.
This comes amid the rising cases of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease.
According to NDDC acting Managing Director, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, the agency was making available N775 million to support the nine states under its mandate.
He added that another N270 million will be released to fast-track the establishment of isolation centres in the 27 senatorial districts across the region.
The commission also announced a total shutdown of its services as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.