The attention of the Victims Support Fund Covid-19 Emergency Task Force has been drawn to a story on several websites advising Nigerians on how to apply for and access a N3.3billion fund.

The Task Force states unequivocally that this news item is false and misleading to the general public. The VSF Covid 19 Task Force is not accepting applications from individuals. The Task Force utilized standard emergency intervention strategies to identify States and select vulnerable individuals as beneficiaries.

  1. The Task Force on Covid – 19 distributed food items consisting of 10kg rice,10kg beans, 10kg maize/garri 2kg salt, 4 litres vegetable oil, medical consumables, hygiene materials, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s). Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) facilities will be provided in 54 schools across 18 States and 60,000 testing kits will be donated to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
  2. The VSF Task Force on COVID 19 expended N979,150,00.00 in the first phase of the intervention, 875,000,000 in the second phase and by the completion of the on-going third phase, about 1.51 billion would be have been expended in the third phase.
  3. The VSF Covid 19 Task Force worked with State Governments and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to identify and distribute the items listed above to vulnerable households across Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Lagos, Ogun, Enugu, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Plateau, Benue, Niger, Kaduna States and the FCT.
  4. The VSF Task Force on Covid 19 is not receiving applications from individuals.

VSF continues to set the pace in ensuring that donations reach the beneficiaries promptly.

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