By Taiwo Ogunniyi, Ilorin
Victims Support Fund (VSF) COVID-19 Task Force has donated medical equipment, food materials and three boreholes across the three senatorial districts of Kwara state.
Other materials donated include 3000 units of 10kg rice; 3,00 units of 5kg beans; 3,000 units of 7.5kg garri; 6,000 units of one kilogramme salt; 3,000 units of 2.75liters of vegetable oil; 50,000 units of surgical face masks; 290 units of Hazat suits and 290 units
of safety medical goggles. Others are 10,000 units of latex gloves and 290 units of medical boots.
The group said the items donated to the state government worth over N100 million.
Speaking at the symbolic presentation of the items in Ilorin, the state capital, Head of the task force Toyosi Ogunsiji said “today in Kwara we are donated three boreholes to the three senatorial districts, specifically one in Government Secondary School, Adeta, Ilorin, one in Zuba Lade Secondary School in Patigi and the other in Iketa Grammar, Osi, Ekiti local government area.
“If you go round the country and see how things work, you will understand that this is perhaps, the most singular, most impactful social intervention in this country by one singular organisation.
“We have also brought everything for all to live a wholesome life. The boreholes we have sunk are not for the schools alone.
“They are for the entire communities. So the state government has the freedom to reticulate it so when schools are on holiday, the communities can benefit from the water.
“Our boreholes are 4,000 litres solar-powered, so that even without generator as long as there is sun water will come out. All what we have brought to Kwara are worth more than N100 million,” Ogunsiji said.
In a remark, wife of the state governor, Amb Olufolake AbdulRazaq said that the materials being distributed would complement the efforts of
the state government.
Mrs. AbdulRazaq added that “today’s palliatives distribution to families and presentation of medical equipment to the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency will go a long way to complement earlier efforts of the state government.”
She hailed the Chairman of VSF Gen Theophilius Danjuma (rtd) for the laudable gesture, commending “the VSF’s team for their humanitarian
and charitable works and for bringing succour to people in distress across the nation.”
Edited by Felix Ajide