As the cases of the COVID-19 infection in Lagos state continue to rise daily, an increasing number of cases of violence against women and girls is also being recorded, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), one of the nation’s foremost NGOs tackling the prevalence of gender-based violence in Nigeria, has become concerned with the number of these cases not being attended to in the rural areas.
Lagos State Government has created 202 centres where 37,589 benefiting households would go and collect food vouchers in the home feeding programme embarked upon in conjunction with the Federal Government.
The employees of Oando under the name tagged #HumansOfOando have identified that despite the financial contributions and efforts made by the public and private sector as well as Non-Governmental Agencies in feeding the less privileged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gloria Diri Foundation, a non-governmental organization of the wife of the Bayelsa state governor, Mrs Gloria Diri, distributed food items, hand sanitizers and other preventive items to the people of Igbedi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government.
A non-governmental organisation, Kehinde Salami Foundation, KSF, has set up machineries for the distribution of palliatives to indigent members of Ojo Local Government Area in Lagos State, particularly in the month of Ramadan.
The United Nations Women has contributed N38 million to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in palliatives for vulnerable Nigerian women. The donation was officially presented Monday in Abuja, to the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, by the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey.
The Head of Mission of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, Siham Hajaj, has stated that Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threatens 1.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and humanitarian assistance in Borno State.
SERAP asks the Federal Government to Publish Details of Suppliers, Sites and Budget for Home Feeding Programme
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Federal Government, asking the authorities to urgently publish details of the suppliers and contractors, the procurement rules, including bidding processes, the total budget, and all designated voucher distribution and collection sites for the implementation of the school feeding programme at home.
Let's Talk Humanity Initiative Urges the Federal Government to Step up the Fight against Child Abuse
Alarmed by the growing cases of child abuse in the society, a non-governmental organisation, Let’s Talk Humanity Initiative (LTHI), has urged the Federal Government to strengthen institutions saddled with the responsibility of child advocacy throughout the country in order to curb the menace of child abuse.
ActionAid Nigeria has taken COVID-19 awareness campaign to Kogi State, with the goal of reaching 36,000 rural community dwellers. Mr. Anicetus Atakpu, the ActionAid Resilience Programmes Coordinator, on Saturday, told NAN of the target during a Door-to-Door COVID-19 Precautionary Awareness Campaign and strengthening of community facilitators in Koton-Karfe community, Kogi Local Government area.
As parts of the effort to cushion the effect of novel Coronavirus pandemic the Aliko Dangote Foundation, ADF, has contracted 54Gene, a molecular diagnostics company specialized in research and diagnostics to immediately set up a 400 test per day capacity laboratory in Kano State.
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has donated N1.5 billion ($3.8 million) to the ‘Nigeria/United Nations COVID-19 Basket Fund’ to boost the fight against the novel coronavirus disease. The UN in Nigeria announced the donation in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and 39 other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have called for a Public Hearing on the proposed Control of Infectious Disease Bill by the National Assembly.
Green Springs School, a leading British international school in Lagos, has come out to encourage members of its community to show more love to the less privileged during this Covid-19 lock down.
Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos State to cushion the effect of the lock-down occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The items donated were mainly food items such as rice and beans. The areas covered by the donation were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community around the Murtala Muhammed Airport and Arigbanla community in Orile-Agege, both in Lagos.