NEWS

COVID-19: NCDC Denies Spending N1bn On SMS

covid-19:-ncdc-denies-spending-n1bn-on-sms
A file photo of NCDC Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has denied claims that it spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians as the country battles COVID-19. 

In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC admitted that while SMS is part of the COVID-19 response strategy, the agency described the claims as false.

“The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE,” the NCDC tweeted.

READ ALSO: NCDC Confirms 22 New COVID-19 Cases

“While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this has been largely provided as in-kind support by @AirtelNigeria, @MTNNG, @GloWorld.”

The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE

While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this has been largely provided as in-kind support by @AirtelNigeria @MTNNG @GloWorld

#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/CCr2B943FJ

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020

On Wednesday evening, the NCDC had confirmed 22 new cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 276.

According to the NCDC, 15 are in Lagos, four are in the FCT, two are in Bauchi, while the other is in Edo.


Related posts

The True Story of the First Woman to Finish Special Forces Training

admin2 admin2

Coronavirus Forces Top US Universities To Move Classes Online

admin2 admin2

Aly Raisman confirms she will not compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

admin2 admin2

Leave a Reply