By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force Committee on COVID -19 inaugurated by General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma has distributed foods and Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) worth about N107.9 million as part of palliative measure in zamfara state.
Presenting the items to governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle in Gusau, the chairperson of the VSF, Mrs Toyesi Akerele Ogunsuji said the committee has already commenced the third face of distribution of palliatives in the north west and North Central.
Mrs Akerele disclosed that the food items are to be distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the most vulnerable communities.
She said Tlthe VSF Task Force Committee was inaugurated to provide palliative measure as well as institutional support to government agencies supporting the national efforts to fight COVID- 19.
“The VSF Task Force Committee on COVID 19, commenced the third phase of distribution of food and PPEs to internally displaced person as well as most vulnerable communities in the FCT Abuja and seven other states in the North West and North Central,” she said.
The chairperson maintained that the Task Force Committee work closely with state and federal government agencies in the fight against covid 19.
“The task force is working closely with federal and state government agencies involved in the fight against COVID- 19 pandemic through collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to target IDP’s and refugees with hygiene kits, children blankets and food items,” she said.
Mrs.Akerele assured VSF commitment to provide relief to victims of insurgency and armed conflict in Nigeria especially in the core areas of livelihood.
“The total cost of the third phase covid 19 intervention is one billion Naira,” she said.
Part of the palliatives distributed in Zamfara state include rice, beans,maize, vegetable oil, salt and PPEs to household and direct beneficiaries worth N107.9 million in the state.
Governor Matawalle represented by the Speaker State House of Assembly Rt, Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya commended the VSF for the support.
Matawalle assures of judicious distribution of the items to those mentioned beneficiaries across the state.