Nigeria Centre for disease control (NCDC) has denied spending one billion naira only on SMS to educate Nigerians about coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Afriupdate reports.
This online news medium understands that a report had quoted the Health Agency saying that one billion Naira has been spent so far just on SMS to educate Nigerians about coronavirus pandemic.
“One Billion naira has been spent so far on SMS to Educate Nigerians”
“#COVID-19Nigeria, we have updated the list of states Ministry of Health emergency numbers, if you require texting”
But NCDC has taken Twitter to debunk the report.
The tweet reads;
“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”
The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020
Recall that Nigeria on Wednesday April 8th 2020 recorded Twenty-two new cases of the deadly coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 276.