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Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,
stated this on Monday in Kano at the inauguration of the One UN Basket Fund project.
She said that the government had introduced palliative measures to support vulnerable persons affected
by the pandemic and reduce poverty in the country.
The minister of humanitarian affairs added that the Federal Government was working in collaboration with the UN agencies and
other development organisations to stimulate collective response toward assisting families hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Umar-Farouk called for transparency in the implementation of the UN intervention projects to ensure
that the targeted population benefited from them.
In a remark, Gov. Abdulahi Ganduje attributed the successess recorded in the COVID-19 campaign to the
establishment of the five molecular laboratories, community testing and
distribution of palliative to 3,000 vulnerable households in the state.
Ganduje said that his administration had initiated viable programmes to reduce poverty and
accelerate sustainable social and economic recovery of the state.