As part of efforts to support Bauchi State government in addressing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, Victims Support Fund has constructed and handed over three solar-powered boreholes across three schools in three LGAs of Bauchi State.
Addressing newsmen at the handing over ceremony which took place at Kafin Madaki, Ganjuwa local government area of the State, the Chairperson, Victims Support Fund Taskforce on Covid-19 Mrs Toyosi Akerele, Ogunsiji said the emergency intervention programme was meant to support 54 schools in 18 states of the federation.
“The VSF Taskforce on covid-19 as part of its 3rd phase has handed over Water, Sanitation ad Hygiene facilities to 54 schools in 18 states across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria”, she said.
Mrs Toyosi said Victims Support Fund which was funded by General TY Danjuma has spent billions of naira in its first, second, and third phase in distributing relief materials such as food and medical consumables, personal protective equipment for frontline health workers as well as vulnerable people in Nigeria.
The three benefiting schools in Bauchi State include Government Girls Secondary School Kafin Madaki, Government Secondary School Toro, and Government Girls School Yana.
Other items distributed during the ceremony include; four handwashing stations, 200 pieces of reusable facemasks, five pieces of hand sanitizers 120 bottles of liquid hand wash, and 120 bottles of liquid hand wash.
Commenting during the handover ceremony, the state governor Bala Mohammed who was represented by the Bauchi State Commissioner for Education Dr Aliyu Tilde, commended TY Danjuma for his philanthropic intervention across different nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
Dr Tilde assured Victims Support Fund that Bauchi State government will make the best use of the facilities by ensuring that they were not vandalized.