The Kano State Task force on Covid-19 has revealed that, the committee has succeeded in donating not less than N425m as palliative, as part of relief materials to ease the hardship caused by covid-19 pandemic.
This was disclosed by the Kano state Deputy Gov, Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, who is the Chairman of the Task force committee on Covid-19, he stated this while lunching the 3rd phase of the palliative distribution programme, the occasion had held at Farm Centre, in Tarauni local government area.
He added that under the palliative distribution programme, over 300,000 households are expected to benefit from the exercise, stressing that the 3rd phase distribution covers 1050 households as beneficiaries.
“Kano State Government has to commit N140m at this phase in order to achieve what we are doing today and it is on this note, I crave the indulgence of all the beneficiaries to ensure full utilization of the items given” he urged
Dr.Gawuna expressed his pleasure over the success recorded so far in the fight against the pandemic, as it is witnessed 3days in row no single case of the virus recorded in the state.
“There is continuous downfall in the case of covid-19 pandemic in Kano. On 28th July, we submitted 2945 sample where only 37 came out as positive, on 29th July, we submitted 1120 sample only 18 came out as positive, on 30th July 586 sample were submitted and 7 came out as positive ” Said Gawuna
Dr. Nasiru added that out of the 223 sample submitted by the State on the 31st of July, only 6 came out as positive while the sample sent on 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 2020 of 50, 340 and 317 people respectively all came out to be negative, a clear indication of the success being recorded so far.
The State Chairman on palliative distribution, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello reported that in the 1st and 2nd round of the palliative distribution exercise, 100,000 households were given the palliative support, adding that the 3rd round would equally cover 50,000 households respectively.