Kano State deputy governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has disclosed that the State has donated not less than N425m as palliatives to ease the hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Gawuna who is the chairman of Kano State Taskforce Committee on Covid-19 made the disclosure yesterday while launching the 3rd phase of the palliatives distribution programme, held at Farm Centre, Tarauni local government Area.
He explained that under the palliative programme, over 300,000 households are expected to benefit from the exercise, stressing that the 3rd phase distribution covers 1,050 households as beneficiaries.
“Kano State Government committed N140bn in order to achieve what we are doing today and it is on this note, I crave the indulgence of all the beneficiaries to ensure full utilization of the items given,” he urged.
Gawuna announced that Kano State is winning the war against covid-19, adding that for three straight days no single case of coronavirus was recorded in the State.
“There is continuous drop in the case of covid-19 pandemic in Kano. On 28th July, we submitted 2945 sample where only 37 came out back positive. On 29th July, we submitted 1120 sample only 18 came back positive, while on 30th July ,586 sample were submitted and 7 came out back positive ” said Gawuna.