10 February 2021 by Josiah Buzun.
The Victim Support Fund has donated 400 litre solar powered boreholes to three schools in the three Senatorial Zones of Plateau State.
The three schools are Government Secondary School Federe, Roman Catholic Mission Shendam and Government Secondary School Konbul.
Speaking while making the donation at the Government Secondary School Federe In Jos East, Chairman of the Fund, Mrs Toyosi Akerele-ogunsiji , said since the inauguration of the taskforce in March 30, 2020, it had assisted many vulnerable Nigerians and given institutional support to agencies involved in the fight against COVID-19.
Akerele-Ogunsiji listed the items donated in the first phase of its intervention to include food items, health facilities and Personal Protective Equipment .
She explained that in the second phase, the fund had provided solar powered boreholes, hand wash stations, reusable facemasks, hand sanitisers and other items to some schools across the country.
She urged that the facility be properly maintained for long term usage for the benefit of the community.
Governor Simon Lalong, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Proffessor Danladi Atu, commended the Victims Support Fund for its intervention to contain the spread of COVID-19 and urged the communities and schools to maintain the facilities for better usage.
He also urged schools to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols to avert its spread noting that he had signed an executive order directing schools to establish COVID-19 taskforce to ensure that all protocols are observed.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, commended the Fund for its intervention in the second wave of the virus by providing the items to schools to prevent the pandemic from spreading among the children.