Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has briefed some of the rural communities in Abuja on the Coronavirus pandemic that is bedeviling the country and the world in general.
The Comptroller General, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana, at the sensitization programme said that the Corps thought it’s fit to gladly contribute to the fight against the COVID-19.
The visited communities included Abuja were Nwalege, Gui and Sauka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Gana said that the Corps had been active in imposing lockdown a part of effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19, saying that the Corps had organized about 9500 staff across the country, adding that about 500 were in Abuja alone.
He noted that there were areas in the country that were not aware of the virus affecting the world, adding however, that the Corps had been going round to sensitize the affected areas.
“We have gone round ensuring that these people knows and are familiar with the COVID-19 in the Nigeria. “We have shared sanitisers, we have gone round making sure that we have drums of buckets with running tap in the market places and enlighten them on personal hygiene. “And the surprise I got lately was that the Management staff has started contributions volunterily to buy foodstuff and distributes as there had been lockdown in the FCT, “he said. Gana appreciated the general public on the level of compliance as regard the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, saying that it had been a tremendous achievement since the lockdown. Earlier, Mrs Lucy Fakoya, an NSCDC officer while addressing the Nwalege community, Abuja said that there was need for the community to know the dangers attached to not keeping good hygiene. Fakoya noted that keeping social distancing, washing of hands and applying sanitisers were the major ways of protecting oneself against the virus. The items given at the three communities were Rice, groundnut oil, salt and tomato paste among others.