#VSFCovid19Intervention FOOD FOR 50,000 PEOPLE IN LAGOS

FOOD FOR 50,000 PEOPLE IN LAGOS.
I read several comments about our #VSFCovid19Intervention to IDPs in the last week.
Ogun State next, then South East and South-South.

We @victimssupportfund didn’t forget the Citizens in any part of Nigeria as we’re a non- discriminatory, non- partisan, religion neutral institution. We’ll do our best to reach every region of the Country with our #VSFCovid19Intervention.

Beginning with Lagos, The Food & Non-Food Items Distribution Strategy for our #VSFCovid19Intervention has now changed.

Governments won’t have them all. We’ll be handing over only 50% of our items procured to State Government to share while we’ll select credible NGOs in local communities to distribute the other 50% of the Rice, Beans, Garri, Salt & Vegetable Oil.

In Lagos, we chose @mamamoni_nigeria, @kokunfoundation @lagosfoodbank @rak.development.foundation Cee Hope Nigeria, Payback Community Foundation, @rethinkingcities initiative, Gabasawa Women’s Group & others.

For Lagos State Government, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, the Commissioner for Agriculture received all the Food Items from our Delegation.

Of our N1Billion Budget, Lagos State being a Frontline COVID-19 State got 20% of it all.

We want this to be a very transparent process.
People must know how we spent the N1Billion Fund across all the 7 States that this preliminary intervention covers.

We will hand over Rice, Beans, Garri, Vegetable Oil, Salt to our NGO Partners who will distribute the Food Items to the needy & vulnerable people across communities while documenting the process in Video & Photos so please hold them accountable as you do same to us too😀

The NGOs will receive daily allowances from VSF for Logistics for transporting the Food from our Warehouses to their Community Offices & for movement within their communities for the Food Distribution for 3days.

They’re entitled to 2 Volunteers whom we will pay too & a VSF Volunteer will supervise.

We will also give them Food Distribution Cards that anyone who receives our Food must fill & return. We will then track, verify & report back to the Public.

Regards,
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji
Chairperson,
VSF COVID-19 Emergency Taskforce.

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