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In a bid to ensure that the toll-free three-digit National Emergency Number, 112, is being put to effective use in this critical time of Coronavirus Disease pandemic, and national objective of enhancing security of lives and properties, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, paid surprise visits to the Emergency Communications Centres in Kano and Kaduna on Monday.

The lead agency in Nigeria for the fight against the spread of Coronavirus Disease, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, has disowned Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello, as one of its brand ambassadors.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has donated N200 million to support the current effort of the Federal Government towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the country.

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has expressed support to measures adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the effort to end the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the country.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Federal Government to “publish weekly details of exact funds and other resources allocated by the authorities and received from the private sector, as well as details of use and planned use of any such funds and resources to combat the spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) in Nigeria.”

Indeed, the challenge and scale of this strange and sudden infestation, Coronavirus, has left the world in a combination of fear, confusion and indignation. The responses have also been a combination of tentative, measured and unmeasured initiatives as the world throws all it knows at a problem that we know so little about.