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COVID-19: Foundation Seeks Donations, for Victims, Health Workers

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COVID-19: Foundation Seeks Donations, for Victims, Health Workers

A non-governmental organisation, Reach Care Global Foundation (RCGF), has urged good spirited individuals and groups or organisations to donate towards providing safety kits to COVID-19 victims and frontline medical attendants.
This was contained in a statement issued by the foundation that was made availlable to the NationalUpdate Tuesady in Abuja.
The foundation in the statement appealed to philanthropists and organisations especially to kindly donate towards purchasing PPEs, face shields including N95 masks fo public healthcare heroes.
They said such individuals and group may even buy the items for donation.

“Also, if you have a 3D printer and are happy to produce PPEs and face shields, please reach out to us.”
The foundation urged kind-hearted members of the public who wish to donate to the humanitarian course to do so to Zenith Bank with account name: Reach Care Global Foundation
Account no.101252210 Ref: PPEs.
The foundation explained that, “With the advent of COVID 19 cases in Nigeria, it became pertinent to play our role in supporting  the government in containing COVID19.
“RCGF in collaboration with SMYLE Foundation Nigeria and CWYAIE came together to source for funding to combat COVID-19 in hard hit locations such as Kano where a significant number of healthcare workers were infected by COVID 19. 
“We were prompted to act with immediate urgency to  provide PPEs for frontline healthcare workers. We aimed at a target of 1000 PPE kits for healthcare workers. We received a lump sum of donations from a Muslim Ummah of Kano indigenes in Lagos who wanted to make a difference in their home state. 
“The rest of our funding came from  donations from citizens of goodwill and the coalition of our organizations. We were able to collectively raise One Million and Twenty Thousand Naira with which we purchased 100 PPE kits. With the help of our suppliers, we were given the kits at a discounted price as their own contribution.”
The foundation noted that on the 6th of July 2020, its team donated 100 PPE kits to  4 health facilities: Nasarawa  General Hospital, Dawakin Tofa Hospital, Kawaji Primary Healthcare Centre and Kundila Primary Healthcare Center. “Our main aim was to focus on primary healthcare facilities and frontline health personnel. We also donated hand sanitisers and washable anti bacterial masks alongside thermometers. 
“We are aiming to donate more with contributions from vood spirited persons and organisations. We would like to thank our donors and suppliers for their generous and crucial contributions,” the foundation stated.

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Fayemi cautions Bello over Killer vaccines’ controversial comments

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The Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi is not at home with Kogi State governor’s comment that COVID-19 vaccines were meant to kill Nigerians as he advised Governor Yahaya Bello to thread with care on the matter


Speaking on Channels in a live Television program monitored by our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, Fayemi cautioned his Kogi counterpart to be careful with such sensitive issues so as not to risk lives of the people.
Bello who in the first instance refused to accept most of the NCDC postulates on the COVID-19 disease also declined to lockdown the State.
Again in a viral video the Governor had declared that the COVID-19 vaccines being produced in less than one year are used to introduce new diseases that will kill many.

Since the video went viral, the governor has come under heavy criticism from individuals and groups especially from his political fold the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)

Fayemi further opined that Kogi State Governor has a right to his reservations, the most appropriate to respond to a matter of such import is not to be dismissive, but should in a way weigh it first.

Fayemi said the preponderance at the level of the Nigerian Governors Forum believes that COVID-19 is real, adding that there is a need to respond to the challenges that have emanated from the pandemic.

The governor who said COVID-19 is not just a health issue pointed out that it behooves public office holders to work in concert with the Federal Government to get to the bottom of the problem which is not peculiar to Nigeria.

Kogi governor had insisted that there was no COVID-19 in Kogi State despite many deaths suspected to be on account of COVID-19 infections.

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Kogi earmarks N3bn for Nigeria-CARES implementation

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Kogi earmarks N3bn for Nigeria-CARES implementation

By Friday Idachaba

Kogi State Government has set aside over N3 billion to expand access to livelihood support and food security for the poor and the vulnerable under the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus – Program for Results (Nigeria CARES).

Gov. Yahaya Bello disclosed this while declaring open a one-day Key Stakeholders Sensitisation and Training programme on Kogi State Government version of NG CARES Programme for Results at Government House, Lokoja on Thursday.

Bello who was represented by Dr Folashade Ayoad-Arike, Secretary to State Government (SSG), said the programme was divided into three areas including Basic Social Cash Transfer under Social Safety Network Program; FADAMA and SMEs.

Bello assured that the release of the earmarked N3 billion for the programme was been captured in the 2021 budget adding, “In Kogi, we do not believe in bureaucratic bottlenecks. We will make sure releases are made without undue bureaucracy.”

Also speaking, the state Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning Asiwaju Asiru Idris (Mukadam), said KG CARES Programme for Results was aimed at mitigating the global effects of COVID-19 on the people and businesses in the State.

“As we know, Kogi State has no evidence of COVID-19. However, COVID-19 induced effects are very much with us, which have reduced our revenues and escalated inflation, thereby putting needless pressures on our people.

“In early 2020, the world started to witness huge disruptions over COVID-19 related issues. COVID forced lockdowns and restrictions across the globe and across sectors, which almost sniffed life out of humanity.

“Expectedly, this led to inability of businesses to cover their recurrent costs, leading to upsurge in unemployment, inflation, poverty and other disturbing social and economic indices” the Commissioner said.

In his keynote address, National Coordinator, Federal Project Suport Unit (FPSU) of Community and Social Development Project CSDP of the World Bank Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, commenced the Federal, State and the World Bank for rising to the challenge.

Obaje who represented by Mr Niyi Oduneye said that the second wave of the pandemic was more virulent and more dangerous than the first one adding that the rate at which it “operates and devastates” is far more than the first.

The state Head of Service (HOS) Mrs Deborah Ogunmola said COVID-19 had affected over 200 countries, territories and areas in the world destroying their economy, food security and livelihoods.

She said that the Pandemic also negatively impacted on livelihoods resulting in loss of wage/income, non-wage income in form of diaspora remittances from abroad, food insecurity as well as impact on household/micro enterprises.

General Manager Kogi State Community And Social Development Agency (KGCSDA), Mallam Momoh O. Dauda, the implementing agency of the programme said that programme was an initiative of the World Bank to assuage the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on livelihoods.

“The world Bank is trying to assist in Nigeria and is giving a loan of about 170 million Dollars to all the states each state will be entitled to 20 million dollars while FCT will have 50 million dollars to quelch the effects of the covid-19”, Dauda added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the key stakeholders invited for the meeting include top State Government officials, all the 21 Local Government Chairmen and their DLGs.

Others are the 21 Chairmen of Local Government Traditional Councils, Representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), people living with disability, the media, the academics, among others. (NAN)

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Former military administrator of Benue and Kano States, Aminu Isa Kontagora has died of Coronavirus related complications on Sunday night, January 10, after a brief illness at an Abuja medical facility.
It was gathered that a close family member of the former military administrator announced his demise adding that Kontagora died of COVID-19 related complications.

The family source it was learned, said the former Nigerian governor will be buried today, Monday, January 11, in line with the Islamic injunction.
The late Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora was born in 1956.
He was Administrator of Benue State, from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
Late Kontagora was also the Administrator of Kano State from September 1998 to May 1999, under the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The former Nigerian governor handed over power to the then elected executive governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on 29 May 1999.

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