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COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Command in Ekiti has deployed 250 Emergency Response Personnel across the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, NAN reports
Solomon Iyamu, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, ASC Tolulope Afolabi in Ado-Ekiti today.
Iyamu said that the personnel would be drawn from the Crisis Management Department, including Disaster and Medical Units.
He said that the personnel would work in collaboration with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Humanitarian Task Force for the purpose of surveillance, enforcement and response.
“The deployment of our personnel will cover all the 16 Local Government Areas across Ekiti.
“The 250 personnel will be part of the 9,500 sourced nationwide at each state command to combat the spread of COVID-19,’’ Iyamu said.
Iyamu urged the public to heed the advice and directives of the Federal Ministry of Health, spiritual and community leaders.
He said, “Ekiti residents must heed directives regarding social distancing, washing of hands with soap and water, use of hand sanitisers as well as avoid public gatherings in order to curb the spread of the virus.’’
The commandant emphasised the need for synergy among sister agencies to achieve same result of protection and securing lives and property of the citizenry.
“The corps is empowered by Law as contained in the NSCDC Act 2007 as amended, to assist in the maintenance of peace and order.
“It is also empowered in the protection and rescuing of the civil population and provision of emergency medical services, including first aid during period of emergency,” he said.

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