FACTS ON THE VSF COVID-19 EMERGENCY TASK FORCE THIRD PHASE INTERVENTION IN KANO AND KATSINA STATES.

The attention of the VSF Task Force on Covid 19 has been drawn to some erroneous reports in some national dailies on the number of items distributed in the third phase of the emergency support intervention in Kano and Katsina States. The Task Force is concerned about the public being misinformed and would like to reiterate in the interest of transparency that the actual number of households that received food items in Katsina State is 4222 and 5102 in Kano State. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) received %50 of the food items while the State Governments received %50 for distribution to the vulnerable people in each beneficiary State.

The breakdown of the items distributed and cost is contained in the table below.

ITEMS DESCRIPTION Katsina Kano
Rice 10KG 4,422 5,102
Beans 10KG 4,422 5,102
Maize 10KG 4,422 5,102
Vegetable Oil 4Litres 4,422 5,102
Salt 2KG 4,422 5,102
Hand Sanitizer 250ml 10,000 10,000
Standard Surgical Face Masks 5,000 5,000
Reusable Face Mask 20,000 20,000
Hazmat Suit 1,174 1,355
Goggles 1,174 1,355
Boots 1,174 1,355
Latex Gloves 1,174 1,355
 

 

 

Total Cost

 

      

107,900,000

 

110,452,971

 

 

 

The VSF Emergency Task Force on Covid-19 had commenced the 3rd Phase of the Covid-19 Emergency Task Force intervention on the 19th November 2020 in Abuja and proceeded to four North Central States (Benue, Plateau, Niger and Kaduna) and three North West States (Katsina, Kano, and Zamfara). This third phase was necessitated due to the pervasiveness of the Corona Virus and hardship across the country. The VSF Emergency Task Force on Covid-19 remains committed to working with indigenous CSOs as well as State Governments to provide food and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) in underprivileged and disadvantaged communities.

Alkasim Abdulkadir

Spokesman

VSF Covid-19 Emergency Task Force