By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
TO stem the tide of the global spread of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has personally commenced the distribution of no fewer than twelve thousand pieces of hand sanitizers to residents across the twenty three local governments of Sokoto State.
The development is part of his support towards measures by the Nigerian government to curtail the spread of the virus fast claiming lives across the world.
However, no fewer than 190 cases had so far been recorded in the country.
The donation was disclosed by the Special Assistant to Senator Wamakko on Youths and Students Matters, Suleiman Mahmud Tijjani according to a release issued Sunday by Bashir Rabe Mani , Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Senator.
Tijjani said the gestures by Wamakko were being doled out under the aegis of the Senator Aliyu Wamakko COVID- 19 Youth Volunteers.
Wamakko is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Commtee on Anti Corruption.
According to the Special Asasistant, the distribution of the sanitizers, sanitol( hand wash) detergent, handbills with inscriptions of precautionary measures written in English and Hausa were also also been distributed.
He further said other items being distributed were face masks, hand gloves and water bucket dispensers.
” No fewer than 280 water bucket dispensers with sanitol antibacterial are to be distributed across the 23 LGAs.
” These all-important sanitary items are to be given to Mosques and Churches in Sokoto metropolis.
” Some local governments were also being given palliative packages of 250 bags of rice of 50 Kg each.”
Tijjani explained that the distribution exercise which was flagged off at the Kasuwar Daji, Sokoto, on April 3, 2020, will last for two weeks.