The Kano COVID-19 Task Force has decried the laxity of influx of responses to the request for donation of relief materials for onward distribution as palliatives to over 300, 000 indigent persons in the state.
The chairman of the task force, Professor Muhammadu Yahuza Bello, lamented that so far the total donation received from voluntary donors stood at N372, 562,000.00 (three hundred and seventy two million, five hundred and sixty two thousand naira).
He further disclosed that aside the cash donations earlier mentioned, the task force has received food and sanitary materials which are estimated to be over N150 million.
Speaking in an interview on Radio Kano on Wednesday morning, Professor Yahuza stated that the task force had planned to provide relief materials to 300, 000 indigent families at the cost of N20, 000 per family, decrying that from the cash amount so far generated only the sum of N1000 could be disbursed to each of the targeted families .
According to him, in efforts to fill the gap, his committee has launched a mass approach of individuals, cooperate bodies and renowned donor organizations.
Yahuza, who appealed to philanthropists to surge forward and contribute towards easing the pains caused by the pandemic, urged Kano residents in the spirit of the incoming Holy Month of Ramadan to sacrifice their tokens to aid the poor.
He reassured that all donations would be properly utilized by his committee, saying all materials donated will justifiably distributed to the beneficiaries.