CoronavirusFoodNigeriaCovid-19: VSF Donates Food, Medical Items to Borno Government

Borno Government on Wednesday received donation of food, detergents and medical items from Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19.

Receiving the items in a ceremony in Maiduguri, the state Deputy Governor who is also the state Chairman of the Committee on COVID-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, lauded VSF for the gesture which he described as timely.
Kadafur assured VSF of the state government’s commitment to ensure judicious utilisation of the items for the purpose intended.
“This intervention is timely, and we really appreciate the effort of VSF.
“Our administration remains grateful for this gesture and I call on other individuals and partners to follow suit by donating to the people in need particularly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
“I want to assure you on behalf of the Borno state government that all items donated will be judiciously used; we will monitor it until it reaches the desired people intended,” Kadafur said.
Presenting the items, the Head of the VSF Taskforce on COVID-19, Mrs. Toyosi Akelere-Ogunsiji, said the items included rice, beans, maize, vegetable oil and salt meant for 50,000 households.
“We also have drugs like analgesics, anti-malaria, oral rehydration solution, multivitamins and test equipment for blood pressure and sugar as well as sanitisers, mask and latest gloves for health workers.
“We also provided soaps and disinfectant for wash stations, particularly in IDPs camps,” Akelere-Ogunsiji said.
While noting that Borno remains pivotal in the fight against the pandemic in view of its position as the only state sharing border with three countries that have recorded cases of Convid-19, Akelere-Ogunsiji urged stakeholders to take all necessary measures to keep the state COVID-19 free.
Ibrahim Abdul' Aziz (Correspondent)
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