NCDC warns Nigerians against scammers
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has warned Nigerians to beware of scammers posing as the centre to defraud them.
NCDC said it was not giving money to people neither will it ask for money in exchange for employment.
Mrs Elsie Ilori, the Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja during the PTF on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.
Ilori disclosed that the NCDC was currently investigating the ongoing scams and vowed that the culprits would be brought to book.
Speaking on delay in getting COVID-19 test results across Nigeria, Ilori said that the centre was working with states on a digital platform, which would be launched soon in the nation’s capital, Abuja, to ensure seamless and speedy delivery of test results.
She, however, decried the situation where some Nigerians do not provide accurate information making it difficult to get in touch with them when their result was ready.
Ilori also said that the centre was also working to make the testing process seamless by activating more laboratories across the country.
She said that Nigeria moved from five laboratories in march to 64 laboratories, six months into the response.
“Today, we have activated at least one lab in 33 states and the FCT,” she added.