‘KG-CARES aims to boost Kogi’s economy’
3,000 households benefit from COVID-19 victims fund
The Kogi Enterprise Development Agency (KEDA) has said that KG-CARES aims at boosting entrepreneurship and the economy of Kogi and the country as a whole.
KG-CARES is the Kogi State Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus. Managing Director of KEDA, Rekiya Onaivo, made the clarification in a statement by the agency’s image-maker, Ms Yemi Balogun, in Lokoja.
The MD expressed satisfaction with the flag-off and zonal sensitisation of Kogi-CARES across the state. Onaivo described the Result Area 3 zonal sensitisation in Anyigba, Kabba and Okene, from May 9 to 12, 2022 across the three senatorial districts, as “apt and very successful”.
NO fewer than 3,000 households have benefitted from COVID-19 relief materials distributed by the Victims Support Fund (VSF), across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The materials, including rice, garri, semolina and vegetable oil were distributed, on Friday, to the households by the representatives of VSF in Lokoja.
The Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, who received the items on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed Governor Yahaya Bello’s appreciation for the gesture.
Chairperson of the Task Force on COVID-19 Relief Fund, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, said VSF was established by the Federal Government, under the chairmanship of Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), to identify and provide succour to victims of insurgency across the country and extended to victims of COVID-19 in the wake of the pandemic.
She said the task force had been going round the states to identify most vulnerable members of the society and provide relief materials to alleviate their sufferings.