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Nigeria news : INEC Nigeria’s electoral body joins battle against coronavirus


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is fully committed to the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

On Wednesday, the body confirmed that it had deployed 39 additional vehicles to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVlD-19.

The vehicles will be used for contact tracing, surveillance, laboratory, and infection prevention in Kano and Plateau States.

A statement by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, made the announcement.

“ln response to a request by the PTF on combating COVlD-19 for more vehicles to support the national emergency against the Coronavirus pandemic, the commission has deployed about 39 additional vehicles.

“Thirty pick up vans have been deployed to Kano to facilitate the movement of medical personnel for massive contact tracing and testing in the State while nine vehicles have been assigned to Plateau”, it read.

Okoye assured that INEC would continue to work with all agencies and stakeholders to combat COVlD-19 in the country.

He reiterated INEC’s appeal to all citizens to stay safe by complying with the advice of the medical authorities.

Nigeria has recorded 1532 cases of coronavirus.

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