Covid-19: VSF Moves to support families in Igboland
Victims Support Fund Committee (VSFC), led by General T.Y Danjuma has said it was committed to ensuring support for every household in Igboland to enable the people to overcome the challenges of the lockdown created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking in Enugu while delivering palliative materials worth N120 million to the state government and non-governmental organizations made up of food and medical items, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, who is the head of six-member taskforce to drive the VSF one billion Naira intervention of coronavirus epidemic, assured that “Igbos will not be forgotten”.
She said the private sector-led humanitarian initiative team would move from Enugu to Ebonyi state, stressing that the intervention would be replicated in every state as support for the various governments in the fight against the spread of the virus. Executive Director of the Taskforce, Sunday Ochoche said the organization intervenes in education, agriculture and women economic empowerment as well as reconstruction of public infrastructure, adding that given the national spread of covid-19, Gen Danjuma set up the taskforce to provide support to governments and people of Nigeria in the fight against covid-19.
Enugu Deputy Governor, Cecilia Ezilo, who received the items on behalf of the state, praised them for remembering Enugu, urging the state would be glad to receive intervention in her educational sector. She promised that the items would be utilized for the good of the people of the state.