The Kano State Fund Raising Committee has submitted its interim report with over N500 million from cash and material donations to the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
This was made known by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in a statement on Monday.
The committee was set up by the governor to raise funds to be used as palliative measure to the poor and vulnerable of the society, to cushion the effect of COVID-19 situation.
Muhammad Bello, Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, as a Co-Chair of Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata, revealed that the total cash at hand that was already in the Committee’s bank account stands at N364,695,700.5k.
Other items like foodstuffs, preventive items, among others were also given by individuals, groups and corporate organisations.
Also different segments of the society like members of the National Assembly, members of the State Assembly, Commissioners, corporate bodies, business community, other philanthropists among others, made their contributions.
Governor Ganduje commended their good work and assured that very soon the Committee would start distributing those items to the identified potential beneficiaries, who stand at 300,000 households and other special clusters like Orphanage homes, as disclosed by the Committee.
He said he was satisfied with the distribution modalities proposed by the Committee, while commending the efforts put by members of the committee and assuring that their work would continue as a committe.
Earlier, the governor was at Sani Abacha Stadium where Dangote Foundation is constructing 500-bedded Isolation Centre.
According to the Project Manager of Dangote Foundation, Sanusi AbdulKadir, the Centre is half way done with 250 Male Section completed while the remaining part of 250 beds, would be ready by tomorrow.
Ganduje who spoke while sitting on one of the beds, said “I am not sitting on this bed because of any sickness. You all know that I am COVID-19 negative. I just want feel the comfort Dangote Foundation has made for those who are found positive. Which we are praying not to have”.
He reiterated the 3-Model strategy of the state against the COVID-19, which is Preventive, Curative and Palliative.
He assured that the state would do everything possible to get the best out of all the three stages.
He, therefore, thanked all those who made contributions, health workers, Clerics who are up and doing in praying for the state and the country, traditional institutions, all people who are doing their best to comply with advices given by health professionals, among others.