The Group was in Kogi on Friday the 13th of May and made donations of food items such as Rice, Garri, Palm oil, Salt, and Vegetable oil to 3,000 households, Commission solar powered boreholes and presented medical items to health care workers across the state.
The State Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, who received the team into the state flagged off the distribution of relief materials and one of the solar powered borehole at Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin Noma in Lokoja,
The Deputy Governor thanked the team especially its chairman the very revered Gen.TY Danjuma for considering the people of the state for such a laudable gesture, saying that the relief materials and the water provided would go along way in providing succour and hope.
Onoja said TY Danjuma is a leader who has displayed immense passion for the wellbeing of the downtrodden, urging the distribution team to ensure that the relief gets to the target beneficiaries.
Presenting the relief materials, the Chairperson, Taskforce of Victims Support Fund VSF Barr. Mrs Toyosi-Akerele Ogunsuji, said that the gesture was aimed at giving succour to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her words “We understand there are no internally Displaced persons (IDPs) in Kogi State, but because of our dedication and commitment, we are today in Kogi State having initiated projects which will help to touch lives of the rural poor in Kogi”.
Hajia Fatima Salihu ,the Principal of Government Girls Secondary School Sarkin Noma, where a borehole was selected for commissioning described the gesture as a huge relief to the school and the surrounding community.
The Principal thanked Gen. T.Y. Danjuma, for his humanitarian services through the VSF, and wished him more of God’s Grace to do more for mankind.
The facilitator and focal person of the huge multi-million naira donation to the state, Strategist to Kogi government, Dr Ronke Bello in her votes of thanks simply said “It’s a great day, especially when you see smiles on the faces of the people”.