The Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi on Wednesday urged NSCDC personnel to get vaccinated following the widespread of OMICRON Variant
Director, Public Relations NSCDC National Headquarters, Olusola Odumosu in a statement on Wednesday, said Audi gave the charge in Abuja during his address at the opening ceremony of a three-day “Train the Trainers workshop on COVID-19 Response” at the NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja
He charged all officers and men across all formations to comply with the government’s directive by receiving the required vaccines to prevent contracting the dreaded virus.
He said the COVID vaccine will help to checkmate the spread of the virus from person to person(s) before it grounds the country’s socio-political and economic activities as witnessed in 2020.
Dr. Ahmed who said he has already taken the first and second dose of the vaccine with his management team urged officers to
refrain from unverified reports on the myth of the vaccines which has no medical or scientific proof, adding that since he took the jabs, he is alive, looking healthy and strong.
He said the NSCDC COVID- 19 response team in the past two weeks have gone round the Six Geo-political zones to sensitize members of the public on the need to adhere to all preventive measures, adding that the sensitization workshop on COVID-19 is a pragmatic step towards the corporate existence of the service and imperative for Nigerians to be wary of the deadly new variant.
He said the NSCDC would continue to synergize with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Community leaders, Sister Agencies amongst others to rid the nation of the devastating effects of the virus especially at such a crucial time when the 4th wave called OMICRON VARIANT has emerged.