The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has commended the Ogun State Government for its willingness to go an extra mile at ensuring that the State is fully ready to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu who made this known when he visited the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, alongside the Country Director, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Fiona Braka in the Governor’s country home, Iperu-Remo, said that the Centre for Disease Control is willing to work with the State Government in its quest to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.
He added that the Centre believes the State deserves to benefit from some of the most stringent support that the Centre could offer.
“I think what I have seen in Ogun today and over the past few weeks in my engagement with the Commissioner is a willingness to go the extra mile. For us, the job is half done, so on behalf of the National Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation, we are committed to supporting you. You have been on this journey longer than any other state in the country, so you deserve some of the most stringent support that we have,” he said.
The Country Director, World Health Organisation, Dr. Fiona Braka also applauded the State Government for having the capacity that could take in more patients, adding that the WHO is impressed with the State Government.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed that the State is fully set to tackle the pandemic, while adding that the State is set to begin the process of giving face masks to its people as soon as it receives the first batch of a million pieces.
Abiodun, while disclosing that all what the State Government had been able to do in terms of setting up isolation centres and a molecular laboratory was through self-help, called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of his administration, so that more could be achieved.