The Federal Ministry of Health has signed a Memorandum of understanding with a private organisation to document covid-19 story for the country.
At the occasion in Abuja, the Director, Health Planning, Research and Statistics Dr. Ngozi Anazodo who spoke on behalf of the ministry said this became necessary to enable the country have a legal reference book on the pandemic.
Dr. Ànazodo who was represented by an Assistant Director in the Department, Mr okechukwu okwudili pledged the federal government ‘s commitment to partner well meaning organisations who were willing to support government effort in curtailing the spread of the virus in the country.
According to him “What this MOU and this activity will do is to document and show the various efforts made to combat covid, government responded enormously to it , it is something that we need to write down for the sake of history and then look at the lessons learnt. So that is what this organisation SOCOVID has been commissioned to do and the document has been fletched out”.
In a remark, the Director SOCOCOVID Mr. Kenneth Ibe-Kalu who appreciated the federal government for the opportunity to serve in that capacity stressed that the story book would be in series to capture key players in containing the pandemic.
He explained that “it is usually said that events not written is lost to history. This is why we decided to chronicle the advent of corona virus in the book of record titled ” COVID NINETEEN THE NIGERIAN STORY”. This book is for all Nigerians, the larger world and our next generation.”
” My hope and aspiration is that the book will be found in all public and private libraries in the world.” Mr. Ibe-kalu added.
Mr. Ibe-Kalu urged Nigerians to support government policies that will better the socio-economic development of the country.
By Florence Adewale