1500 households get AANI palliatives,
face masks in 2 states, Abuja
. . . Kano shares to 500 beneficiaries
by OUR REPORTER
Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) has today (Friday May 15, 2020/Ramadan 22, 1441) unveiled palliatives for 1,500 households in two states and the FCT Abuja.
The AANI palliatives are to support families affected by the COVID-19 crises leading to a lackdown and a stoppage of most economic activities in all states of the Federation.
Three states were targeted by the AANI to benefit. The states, known to have the most victims of COVID19 are Lagos, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Presenting the Abuja FCT component of the items donated on behalf of the association to the FCT minister of state, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu in Abuja, AANI Vice president, Barrister Aisha Dankani MFR mni said the palliatives were provided to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 on vulnerable Nigerians.
Barr. Dankani briefing the Minister said of the donations to the two states and the FCT, “the FCT was the first phase while the association would distribute to other states later on.
She said the association was worried with the effect of the lockdown on Nigerians which had caused lots of discomfort.
Sources close to the AANI confirm Kano is next on the list for distribution of the association’s palliatives where another 500 vulnerable persons have been identified and will be presented the palliatives by the association early next week.
The FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu expressed appreciation at the gesture and said the items would be distributed to the vulnerable in the territory.
Items received include five hundred bags of 10kg rice, Five hundred packets of Spaghetti, 30 cartons of oil and branded face masks with the logo of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic studies meant to sensitize the people on the need to safeguard themselves by using all protective measures as directed by healh sector professionals. This is to curb the spread of COVID19, according to the AANI Vice President.
ADMIN at 12:24 am on 16 May 2020 HOME