Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency, BASOVCA, has said that about 7000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children OVC enrolled in schools across the state are being targeted for distribution of school materials to boost education in the state.
Hajiya Yelwa Abubakar Tafawabalewa, Chairperson BASOVCA, stated this in Bauchi.
She said preparation for the distribution exercise commenced already, adding that all mechanisms are in place to ensure even and judicious distribution of the materials to all deserved beneficiaries with prejudice to sectionalism variables.
The Chairperson said the committee would go round all nocks and crannies of the state to ensure that no OVC is left out to enable them to excel in their academic pursuits and improve.
Hajiya Yelwa said achieving the set goal is a multi-collaborative effort that cannot be delivered to the fullest by the government alone, calling on all well-meaning individuals in the society to join hands in that direction.
Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, Bauchi State Governor, said BASOVCA has done exceedingly well in touching the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in the state despite the meagre resources available at the disposal of the agency.
The governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on General Services, Alhaji Hashimu Kumbala assured of his continued support for the welfare of orphans and the vulnerable populations of the state.
Alhaji Abdullahi Inuwa, Chairman OVC league promised to ensure orphans and vulnerable children have a sense of belongings on the available resources in the state.
WikkiTimes recalls that BASOVCA was established during the Isa Yugudu administration to look after the welfare of orphans and other vulnerable populations in the state. Every civil servant in the state contributes one percent their salary to fund the agency.