By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri The Nigerian Military in support of the Federal Government expressed readiness towards tackling the COVID 19 pandemic.
A Committee headed by the Chief of Defence Training and Operations is in place interfacing with all relevant Ministries, departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria managing the COVID 19 Pandemic.
As mentioned in my first briefing regarding COVID 19, there are 17 isolation and treatment centres earmarked which are spread across the 6 geopolitical zones of the Country
Further to this, a good number of Armed Forces of Nigerian medical personnel have been earmarked to be trained on the management of COVID 19 cases, which will done in liaison with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria is to implement all restriction on movement in line with the directive of Federal Government of Nigeria. For the avoidance of doubt this include the Presidential Directive given by the President Commander In Chief, during his address to the Nation on the COVID 19 Pandemic, on 29th of March 2020.