International Committee on Nigeria Distributes Face Masks and Hand Sanitizers to 500 Children in Plateau
An NGO, International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), has distributed face masks and hand sanitisers to 500 vulnerable children in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau.
Presenting the items on Monday in Daffo, Mr Xhyongo Nebanat, the Country’s Correspondent of the Organisation, said the gesture was aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the district and state.
According to Nebanat, the organisation focused on the vulnerable children to protect them from contracting the disease. He said the initiative was also aimed at identifying with children who had lost their parents in the recent attacks that engulfed various communities within the district
Nebanat called on governments at all levels to intensify efforts at creating awareness on COVID-19 in rural areas to curb community transmission. He also urged government to make available palliatives to rural dwellers in order to cushion the biting hardships people were passing through as a result of the pandemic.
The Correspondent further charged government and security agencies to be proactive in securing rural communities against all forms of insecurity.
In a remark, Mr Dauda Maren, District Head of Daffo, thanked ICON for the gesture and called on other organisations and spirited individuals to emulate it.