Coronavirus: Kaduna state sets aside N500m for vulnerable people

Coronavirus: Kaduna state sets aside N500m for vulnerable people

- The Kaduna state government has budgeted the sum of N500m to provide relief for the vulnerable population in the state following the coronavirus pandemic

- The disclosure was made by the state commissioner for human services and social development, Hafsat Mohammed Baba

- Mohammed Baba said members of the Kaduna executive council also made various forms of pledges in addition to the relief fund

The Kaduna state government has set aside N500m relief funds for the most vulnerable population in the state following the coronavirus pandemic.

The state commissioner for human services and social development, Hafsat Mohammed Baba, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 31.

She said members of the Kaduna executive council also made various forms of pledges in addition to the relief fund.

In another report, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, the wife of the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has announced that her Covid-19 test result came out negative.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Ms El-Rufai made the disclosure via her Twitter page in the evening of Monday, March 30.

The disclosure comes after Governor El-Rufai announced he tested positive for coronavirus. It was the first case of COVID-19 recorded in Kaduna state.

Still on heatlh, after weeks of tests and medical care, five patients initially diagnosed with coronavirus in Lagos state were on Monday, March 30, discharged.

This brings the number of discharged patients all over the country to 8.

The discharged patients, according to The Nation, who were quarantined at an isolation centre in the state for weeks regained their health and are now in stable condition.

One of them who expressed optimism that Nigeria can defeat the disease said: “Initially, there were hitches but it later turned out fine. The health workers did fine, all our challenges were attended to. I’m a living witness together with my other colleagues.”

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Another patient told journalists of some of the experiences at the centre: “I was admitted last Sunday. Initially, there were challenges, the following day, they brought bed, mask and some equipment."

The patients called on the state government to richly reward all the health workers who volunteered to help out, adding that a lot of lives would have been lost if they did not show up as first responders.

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