Water vendors and grocers in Nasarawa, Kano Municipal and Kumbotso local government areas of Kano state have on Friday received facemasks as humanitarian gesture to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The facemasks were distributed by Community Health Research, CHR and other humanitarian NGOs based in the state.
One of the beneficiaries,Mal Bello Mudi told PRIME TIMES that it has been very thoughtful and promised that they will make use of the facemasks often.
“The CHR has made a very good observation especially as regards the water vendors, markets sellers such as meat, vegetables and friuts sellers who hardly wear facemasks while their bussiness because its every difficult for us to afford But now that we have not only received facemasks we have also been enlightened about the need to use it.
“On our own part we will do our best to ensure that we always use face masks in our shops and the water vendors on the streets. We thank CHR and the NGOs for their gesture”.
On the part of the group making the disbursement, the Chairperson, Zainab Ahmad Naseer said CHR and other humanitarian NGOs are distributing facemarks to the vulnerable in the society to ensure they are protected from COVID-19 and to also tackle the transmission of the virus while conducting their businesses.
She said, “CHR and other concerned NGOs are targeting water vendors, market women, vegetable, meat and fruit sellers and we hope to reach more people wherever they are doing their businesses”
Beneficiaries of the gesture covered in the distribution include water vendors in Gama, Brigade and Dakata in Nasarawa LG, Zoo road, Jega and Sheka in Kumbotso local government area.
Others are Yan lemo, Rimi Market, Tarauni and Yan Kaba.