Posted by News Express | 29 March 2020 | 975 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has defined the process for sharing the N50 million package it is donating to assist government agencies and concerned citizens to curb the spread Coronavirus (Covid-19), especially in Biafra land.
IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu had in a broadcast on Thursday night announced the donation of N50m to help fight the deadly pandemic in Biafra land.
A statement on Saturday by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said that the money would be shared among selected missionary hospitals across the Biafraland
It said that the South East and South South will be given direct funding of N3 million each for a start adding that the fund will be handed over directly to the doctors and nurses in the selected hospitals to assist with the treatment of any Biafran diagnosed and confirmed positive for Coronavirus.
According to the group, the effort is geared towards complimenting those of state and local governments and not a substitute, noting that both IPOB members and non-members alike will benefit from the package.
The statement partly reads: “In line with the initial N50 million package of food subsidy and disbursements of funds announced by a great leader and liberator of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday night as part of IPOB concerted effort to assist government agencies and concerned citizens to tackle the menace of COVID-19, we the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to further clarify how these funds are to disbursed for the purposes for which it was intended.
“Biafrans must remain calm during this period as IPOB is determined to do the best it can, given the meagre resources at our disposal, to alleviate the suffering of the poorest in our communities during this pandemic.
“Communities in Biafraland that already have IPOB family units stand at an advantage because they will be the frontline service personnel supervising food and medical supplies to the elderly and most vulnerable in our society.
“To this end, our leader will be addressing Biafrans on Sunday 29 March 2020 at 7pm Biafraland on additional measures IPOB leadership is taking to keep Biafrans safe and prepared during this difficult period.”
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