Thanks to the VSF Taskforce on Covid-19, students of three different secondary schools in Sokoto State will enjoy access to safe and convenient water.

The Taskforce on 15th July 2022 donated three 4000 Litres Solar Powered Boreholes with branded VSF reusable face masks and hand sanitizers to three schools under the State’s Ministry of Education across the three Senatorial Districts of Sokoto State. The intervention will help address water shortages in the schools.

On her reason as to why the borehole facilities are situated in schools, Barr. Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, during the symbolic borehole commissioning, reiterated that “schools are densely populated environments. When pandemics and epidemics break out, Schools and Primary Health Care Centers are the most affected. Moreover, children are very important, and we do not want high mortality rates amongst them, hence our decision to choose schools”.

The three schools in Sokoto State where the boreholes are located include:
1. Government Girls Secondary School Sanyinna, Tambuwal LGA Sokoto.
2. Junior Secondary School Asara, at Gwadabawa LGA Sokoto
3. Government Day Secondary School Bunkari, Binji LGA Sokoto

Hon. Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname, Commissioner Ministry of Health, who represented Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the occasion appreciated the Victims Support Fund for the kind gesture on behalf of the Sokoto state government and the people of Sokoto state.

The VSF Taskforce on Covid-19 was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Victims Support Fund, Lt. Gen T Y Danjuma rtd, on the 29th of March 2020 with a mandate to provide palliative measures to Internally Displaced Persons and other vulnerable groups around the country, as part of its contribution to national efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

To date, the Taskforce has been involved in the distribution of food items to 3,000 households per state, medical consumables, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to thirty-four (34) states including Sokoto State across the six (6) geo-political zones of the country as well as the provision of support and donations to The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Federal Ministry of Health and The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The project has also provided more than 3 schools per state with access to water.

Victims Support Fund continues to work to provide relief to victims of insurgency and armed conflict in Nigeria, especially in the core areas of livelihood and recovery, education and protection, infrastructural development, and peace-building.

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