The Victims Support Fund Covid-19 Task Force has donated equipment to the Federal Ministry of Health, to boost the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chairperson of the Task Force, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, while handing over the equipment to the ministry said the Task force would also embark on renovation of some installations in the ministry.
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, the Victims Support Fund, a private sector driven initiative, constituted the taskforce with the aim of cushioning the impact of the pandemic.
To this end, the General TY Danjuma foundation gave one billion naira initial grant to the taskforce, for the interventions in the North-East and South-West geo-political zones.
With another grant of over 800 million naira, the taskfoce has provided succor to indigent Nigerians in the South-South, with the intention to begin third phase, targeting North-West and North-Central, with a grant of about one billion naira.
The Chairperson of the taskforce, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsuji said the gesture extended to the Federal Ministry of Health was to assist the government to defeat covid 19.
She said the Task Force was also supporting the government in the development of national pandemic response plan.
According to Mrs. Akerele-Ogunsiji, the relief provided to Nigerians across the country had helped in boosting their immune system to resist covid 19 and other diseases.
The Chairperson of the task force said checks mechanism have been put in place to ensure transparent and accountability in the distribution of palliative to the people.
Receiving the items, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire advocated more support in view of looming effects of lifting the ban on air travels.
The Minister of Health also expressed gratitude to the taskforce and the TY Danjuma Foundation for its humanitarian gesture.