Second Wave: NOA takes COVID-19 campaign to religious, traditional leaders, others

Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (C), speaks to passengers to enforce social distancing in a bus as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Lagos, Nigeria on March 26, 2020. – Nigeria’s government on March 26, 2020 warned that Africa’s most populous nation could soon see an exponential increase in COVID-19 coronavirus infections unless contacts of confirmed cases are tracked down quicker. The country of around 190 million people has so far recorded just 51 infections and 1 death, but testing has been limited. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

By Bosede Olufunmi

Kano, Dec.30, 2020 In continuation if its state-wide engagement of stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19, the National Orientation Agency(NOA) has began sensitising religious and traditional rulers on the need to strictly adhere to guidelines and protocols.

The State Director of NOA, Alhaji Lawal Haruna, made this known in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.

He also said that the agency is educating the community leaders, opinion molders, organisations, women and youth leaders on the dangers of a a second wave of infections.

”Everyone has a role to play in sustaining the awareness about COVID-19 and its preventive measures in the mind of Nigerians.

”The fight against corona virus has not been won yet and every available opportunity must be used to keep Nigerians informed.

”All leaders should endeavour to educate, encourage and support NOA in the sensitization to save lives.

“The second wave is becoming more dangerous and it is spreading fast,” he said.

The director also said that the agency has assigned officials of the “War Against Indiscipline”, to take the campaign to market places and social gatherings.

Haruna urged stakeholders to adhere strictly to all preventive measures including the maintenance of physical distancing, regular washing and or sanitise their hands, wearing of face masks.


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