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Coronavirus:There is no need for fear,Panic,Tension, we’re well-Prepared to handle it.Let your mind be at peace —Nigerian govt assured citizens


The Federal Government has called on Nigerians not to panic because it was “well-equipped to detect and handle any possible case or cases of Coronavirus”.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Friday in response to the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Mohammed said, “With Coronavirus now in Nigeria, following the first confirmed case, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture is intensifying its public sensitization and enlightenment campaign on the disease. The saying, ‘information is power is most apt at this time’.

“Media agencies of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, like the NTA, FRCN, NAN, VON and NOA, have been directed to intensify their ongoing sensitization and enlightenment campaign to arm Nigerians with the necessary information to stay well.”

He listed the measures being taken by the agencies to enlighten to include

– Jingles on radio and television

– Up-to-date reports on the efforts being made by Nigerian health authorities to ensure proper screening at the nation’s gateways and also handle possible cases


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