The Kebbi State team, Engagement on the Risk Communication and Community Engagement, have reaffirmed their commitment towards fighting against COVID 19 in both urban and rural communities across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
Mallam Muhammed Nasir Karofi, Resource Person in charge of the Engagement on the Risk Communication and Community Engagement, has confirmed that the project has covered over 750 communities both urban and rural with over 30,000 persons reached and provided with Facemasks to stimulate it’s use.
Disclosing this at the end of a progress meeting of the engagement project held in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, Karofi said the exercise which is being carrying out by the Community Based Organizations(CBOs) across the 21 local governments of Kebbi State has improved the lives of individuals and continues to mitigate the impact of the novel corona virus in the state.
“This project targeted to cover over 750 communities, both urban and rural, more than 30,000 persons to be reached and provided with Facemasks to stimulate its use.” He said.
According to him, “Over 100 sessions have so far been conducted in about 60 communities, over 1,000 units of face masks and 3,000 tablets of soap have been distributed.
“Consistent with the national response strategy on COVID 19, each session of the engagement is expected to target not more than 20 attendees and social/physical distancing as well as use of Facemasks must be observed.” He added.
Expressing appreciation to the State Government and partners of the program, Karofi said “I am happy that our partners are keen in this project, WHO, UNICEF, Oxfam and Breakthrough Action have been very supportive technically but we need further support to augment the modest takeoff grant approved for this project by His Excellency the Kebbi State Governor Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.”.