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.
|Vegetable Oil 4Litres||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|
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.
VSF Covid-19 Emergency Task Force