The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) says it has given a sub-grant of N170,625 each to 31 youths in Kano State, northwest Nigeria, to execute training on Covid-19 prevention.
Campaign and Communications Officer of CITAD, Ali Sabo, disclosed this at a capacity building training aimed at equipping youths with the right tools for educating their communities about the virus.
Sabo explained that 120 youths participated in the training which lasted for ten days after which 31 of them were selected for funding after submitting proposals on how they intended to train others in their communities.
‘The maximum of the sub-grant to an individual is N170,625’, he said, ‘Also, we have put in place a mechanism to guide them on how to carry out the training for effective goals achievement’.
Sabo, who enjoined the youths to sustain the initiative even after its lifespan, noted that every activity carried out must be reported to ensure the funds are properly utilised.
To date, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,734 cases of Covid-19 in Kano State, with more than 50 deaths recorded.
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