Dr Osagie Ehanire has advised Nigerian to donate their buildings and facilities as isolation centres to the federal government and state governments.
This appeal was made by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Thursdays at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. Nigeria has been fighting tooth and nail to ensuring the fight against the common enemy is won.
COVID-19 has been ravaging Nigeria like every other country infected with the disease and many are dead as a result of this pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered another round of lockdown for state most especially FCT, Lagos and Ogun. This is another directive aside from the first and second lockdown earlier imposed on states to combat coronavirus.
Dr Osagie made known that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control planed to test two million people in the next three months and the need for bigger isolation centres and more buildings in a couple of weeks. Noting that the test capacity of the 15 laboratories has reached 2500 capacity.
“I have appealed to citizens to make their property available temporarily for this purpose. I am sure that after that, there are many property owners who will come up and donate to state governments for a period of time to be used for this function” Dr Osagie Ehanire said.
The minister said the commission is out of space now and the need to find an alternative is imperative for the containment of the virus.
“We are not out of space now but we are making the appeal ahead of time so that we have these facilities ready”, Dr Osagie concluded.