In an effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and to curb its spread in Plateau State, the Victim Support Fund (VSF) has donated water sanitation and hygiene facilities to three schools in the state.
The school are: Government Secondary School, Federer, RCM Shendam and Government Secondary School, Konbul, each of which received a solar-powered borehole, four handwashing stations, 2,000 pieces of reusable facemasks and five pieces of four litrer hand sanitizers. Others are 120 bottles of 500ml liquid hand wash and five cartons of bleach.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, VSF Chairman, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, said the fund’s objective was to assist victims of COVID-19 and those vulnerable to the pandemic.
Akerele-Ogunsiji said since the inauguration of the taskforce, it has assisted many vulnerable Nigerians and has rendered institutional support to agencies involved in the fight against COVID-19.
“Today is symbolic handover of 4000-litre solar powered borehole to Plateau students, teachers and neighbouring communities. Three schools across the three senatorial districts of Plateau are going to benefit from this intervention, which are GSS Federe, RCM Shendam and GSS Konbul.
“We urge that these facilities would be properly maintained for long term usage for the benefit of the community,” she said.
In his remarks, Governor Simon Lalong commended VSF for their intervention to contain the spread of COVID-19, and urged the communities/ schools to maintain the facilities and use them as specified.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Danladi Atu, the governor advised schools to strictly adhere to the general COVID-19 protocols to avert its spread warning that the government will not hesitate to clampdown on any school which defaults.