UK spends £1.4m on COVID-19 palliatives

The United Kingdom has spent £1.4m on COVID-19 palliatives in three northern states of Borno, Benue and Kaduna.

The European country disbursed the fund through the Department for International Development.

The fund was disbursed in Borno in partnership with Christian Aid (CAID), the Mercy Vincent Foundation and EYN Project.

The Cash Coordinator of CAID, Mr Sendi Dauda, while speaking at a meeting at the weekend in Maiduguri, said the DFID was focused on “supporting and empowering vulnerable households to successfully deal with the effects of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of infection.”

Dauda said in Borno State alone, 6374 households benefited from four local government areas of Maiduguri, Dikwa, Jere and Konduga.

He disclosed that most of the beneficiaries were from internally displaced persons camps.

 Dauda said the project had brought smiles on the faces of many of the displaced persons and aided in reducing their vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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