Victims Support Fund Task Force on COVID-19 has handed over food items and medial consumables to Borno state Government targeting Fifty thousand Households within some registered Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps and the vulnerable ones within the host communities.
Head of Victims Support Fund Task Force on COVID-19, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, disclosed that critical stakeholders and partners in insurgency-affected states would be provided with medical consumables to prevent the spread of coronavirus into IDP camps.
Mrs Toyosi said they will distribute a unit each of 10kg bags of rice, beans, maize, four litres of cooking oil and two kilogrammes of salt to the IDPs in camps and host communities.
Adding that the task force had also developed sensitisation packages for the IDP camps and host communities of
Maiduguri, Dalori, Dikwa, Pulka, Monguno and Gwoza, a border community
According to her, the sensitisation campaigns were to inform and educate the IDPs on the need to observe hygiene and to prevent further spread of the deadly virus. Stressing that Victims Support Fund will continue to work to provide succour to victims of insurgency and armed conflict in Nigeria, especially in the areas of livelihood and recovery.
While receiving the items, the Borno state deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur assured that food items and medial consumables will be distributed to the relevant and targeted people under their close monitoring and supervision. He then expressed immense appreciation to the chairman Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative, General TY Danjuma for the gesture.
On her part, the chairperson of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo said the VSF’s gesture is timely and remarkable.