COVID-19: CSOs sensitizes Civil Defence personnels
By: Femi Mustapha
In a bid to reduce the fast and prevalent spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, has played host to the State COVID-19 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Emergency Intervention Group who used the opportunity in sensitising personnel at the state headquarters on devastating effects of the pandemic.
Speaking at the sensitization programme, Pharmacist Aisha Isyaku, called on all personnel to adhere strictly to pieces professional advice and government directives on mitigating the rising incidence of the pandemic.
Isyaku implored officers and men to ensure regular hand washing, maintain social distancing and use of face mask in reducing spread of it.
She urged operatives of the command to be cautious while on field, offices and houses calling on them to report suspected cases for prompt attention.
Earlier in an address, State Coordinator of the team, Adamu Idrisu Chado, tasked personnel of the command to consider the pandemic as a serious health disaster that requires the attention of all and sundry.
He warned that it is better to prevent COVID -19 than manage it, stressing non-existence of its cure.
Responding, State Commandant of Corps, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma, appreciated the CSOs for their sacrifices in the discharge of voluntary services in the state and the nation for the sake of humanity.
The Commandant promised to complement their efforts by providing security cover for members anytime such need arises.
Dutsinma called on the CSOs to sensitize residents on the need of obeying lockdown by the federal and state government, noting that it has helped in the relative low incidence of COVID-19 in Kaduna state.
The interaction also witnessed symbolic encouragement on use of face mask by officers and men of the command and the use of hand sanitizers.