January 27, 2021


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Victim Support fund lifts 2,211 vulnerable households in Katsina

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Church Blog

By Augustine Okezie, Katsina

TY Danjuma Foundation pet project, Victim Support Fund, has given a lift to 2,211 vulnerable households by distributing food palliatives, personnel protective equipment and essential hygiene products for use in isolation centres and other public places to curtail the spread of the virus.

Each of the beneficiaries also received 10kg bag each of Rice, maize, beans, 1 gallon of cooking oil and 1kg of salt.

Katsina Governor Aminu Masari , while receiving the donations, appreciated the gesture and assured the items will reach the targeted beneficiaries across the state under a well structured arrangements and monitoring

He further explained a high powered committee at State, Local Governments and Ward levels has been set up to handle the selection, and distribution of the palliatives.

Masari also noted that successes have so far been recorded in the first and second phases of palliative distribution in the state, adding the third phase shall even record more coverage in the state

Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, who is also the Chairman State Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19 , said COVID-19 pandemic iwitnessed an unprecedented solidarity and cooperation between the private sector, federal and state government towards addressing the its negative effects on the economy and the people

He said’’ the victims support funds has donated over eleven thousand 11,000 assorted food items, medical equipment and hygiene products for distribution to the most vulnerable households, internally displaced person IDPs and isolation centers’’.

‘’a robust implementation committee with membership drawn from relevant Government Agencies community leaders ,civil society and faith based organization, local government implementation committee and members of the state house of assembly have been constituted to undertake the distribution of the food relief items in order to reach the desired people’’.

One of the beneficiaries, Malama Sadiya, expressed gratitude for the gesture to victims of COVID-19, displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.