COVID-19 Campaign: FG, Other Partners To Engage 800,000 Volunteers Across Country
The federal government, along other partners is set to engage 800,000 COVID-19 volunteers across the 774 local government areas in the country.
The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, has disclosed that the federal government and its partners would engage over 800, 000 community volunteers across the country, to help raise and create awareness against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
National Coordinator of the PTF, Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during the taskforce briefing.
According to Aliyu, the volunteers would take the coronavirus messages across the 774 local government areas of the country.
“We will be involving communities across all 774 local governments across the country. It’s a campaign for everyone, even those with disabilities. The PTF will be engaging partners across the various states using existing assets, existing community engagement structures that we already have, to disseminate coronavirus messages right down to the grass roots. These partners include NOA, Nigeria Red Cross, UNICEF, National Council of Women Society, Jannatu Nasir Islam, Yar’Adua Foundation, Nigeria Interfaith Action Association, amongst others.
“Our community engagement partners have a combined total of over 800,000 thousand volunteers across the country that are ready to canvass Nigeria with life saving messages.
“The volunteers that will be involved are all Nigerians, they live among us, in rural communities, urban areas, they have been trained to engage and educate community members in their local languages and dialects. You already know them. These are the Youth Corps Members, the midwives in the villages, representatives of women Groups, Youth groups, the disabled.
“Our overall goal is to ensure that everyone has the information they need to protect themselves,” he said.