TY Danjuma Inaugurates Task Force For Victim Support Fund (VSF)


The Chairman of the Victims Support Fund, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) has inaugurated the Victim Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19.

The Task Force is mandated to provide palliative measures to Internally Displaced Persons and other vulnerable groups around the country, as part of its contribution to national efforts to fight COVID-19.

According to the mandate, the task force will provide 1 billion Naira worth of medical supplies, food, water and non-food items for IDPs and others who will face special challenges at this difficult time.

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It shall also work closely with all Federal and State government organs and agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing direction and leadership in the fight against COVID-19, including the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and all relevant MDAs.

Also expected is an extension of support to other front-line organizations working to curtail the spread of the novel Corona Virus.

The Committee has the following as members.

Mrs Toyosi-Akerele Ogunsiji: Chairperson
Dr Bulama Mali Gubio: Member
Amb John Gana: Member
Mr Sunday Oibe: Member
Mr Alkasim Abdulkadir: Member
Prof. Sunday Ochoche: Member

General TY Danjuma said that the intervention had become necessary in view of the global devastation of the Corona Virus pandemic and the huge human challenges it poses for the country.

He added that, as a country, we must all do what we can to ensure that the spread is curtailed. He also urged the committee to embark on massive sensitization campaigns amongst vulnerable groups to inform and educate them on the best hygiene and sanitation practices in order to prevent the further spread of the disease.

Victims Support Fund Rebuilds 39 Government Infrastructure In Dikwa

Streets of Maiduguri during an attack on Dalori.

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has rebuilt 39 government buildings destroyed by insurgents in Dikwa Local Government of Borno State.

Chairman, Presidential Victims Support Funds, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) commissioned the 39 projects worth N250 million.

This according to the Chairman is to enable Internally Displaced Persons presently living in camps, resettle in their home town.

He noted that the VSF has for the last one year been providing support for displaced persons, who are victims of the northeast Nigeria insurgency.

The projects include four bore holes, a general hospital, local government secretariat, police barracks and houses for resettling IDPs from camps to Dikwa Township.

Gen. Danjuma was received by Governor Kashim Shettima at the Maiduguri International Airport from where they drove to the ancient town of Dikwa where the projects were commissioned.

He said insufficient funds has been slowing down the rebuilding programmes of the committee as many pledges made are yet to be redeemed.

Governor Shettima thanked the VSF for its unique style of intervention, calling for more of such gestures from well-meaning organizations and individuals.

The Victims Support Fund was set up to raise funds for victims of Boko haram insurgents in north East Nigeria.

Plans are underway to commence rebuilding of Bama, another Borno town destroyed by the insurgents.

The Victim Support Fund, according to Danjuma, is also interested in empowering women and children as well as resettling displaced victims of insurgency.