Friday, March 5, 2021

COVID-19: Nigerian govt converts national stadia, NYSC camps to isolation centres


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The Federal Government has approved the use of national stadia in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, and Kaduna as well as all the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC’s orientation camps as isolation centres for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

The minister of youth and sport, Sunday Dare, made the disclosure on Friday via his Twitter handle.

“Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed. We are in touch with relevant authorities,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, with 33 partners have donated 30 million dollars to support the federal government’s efforts at curbing the spread of Coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mele Kyari, made this known during a Live Streaming news conference, in Abuja, on Friday.

“In recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian population and economy, the Nigeria oil and gas industry under the leadership of the NNPC GMD Mele Kyari has embarked on an industry- wide collaborative intervention initiative to combat the pandemic and its attendant impact.

“The intervention initiative is in alignment with the ongoing Federal Government’s efforts and in collaboration with the NCDC to curb the pandemic.

“It is aimed at supporting our national healthcare delivery facilities and cover three key thematic areas,” he said.


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