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Victim Support Fund (VSF) Pledge Distribution of 3,000 Food Packs to Victims of Terrorist Attack in Niger State as Gov Umaru Bago Expressed Concern

Victim Support Fund (VSF) Pledge Distribution of 3,000 Food Packs to Victims of Terrorist Attack in Niger State as Gov Umaru Bago Expressed Concern

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has expressed concern over the huge negative impact of the activities of terrorists in the state.

He stated this when he received a delegation from the Victims Support Fund(VSF) on a courtesy visit to the government house,Minna.

Govenor Mohammed Umaru Bago revealed that Niger State is one of the worst hit States by terrorists activities in the country, adding that the situation could be worst than that of Borno state.

While appreciating the VSF for coming to the aid of those affected by the nefarious activities of terrorists, he also called on the Federal Government,International Development partners and all meaningful Nigerians for more support.

He attributed the cause of the terrorists attack to the size of the state, arable land, bodies of water and illegal mining activities in the state.

The leader of the delegation who doubles as the Executive Director, VSF, Prof Nana Tanko said they were in the state to complement state government effort in the area of the welfare for victims of terrorism.

She said after assessing the situation in the state,3 local government areas were identified for intervention which include Shiroro, Lapai and Kontagora.

Prof. Nana who said the organisation noticed shortage in food supply in the 3 local government areas disclosed that 3,000 households, 1,000 from each of the selected local governments would benefit from the intervention.

She said the organization would further rebuild the livelihood of the people by providing support to skilled entrepreneurs, fertilizers and farm inputs to farmers to aid agricultural activities in the state.

Food items to be distribute are 10kg of rice, beans, vegetable oil, salt, sugar.

Aisha Musa reporting.

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