The Nigerian Environmental Society, NES as part of her outreach programme, visited the National Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC), Lagos office to appreciate the level of works being carried out in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The NES team headed by her National President, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES), applauded the efforts of the frontline staff and most especially the health care workers across the country for their unrelenting efforts to treat and care for the sick.
While acknowledging the supports from well-meaning Nigerians and some international agencies, NES through her National President call for a better understanding of the coordinating strategies to ensure all states comply with the federal government guidelines. The society also observed the slow speed of grass root awareness and advocate for continuous awareness and education of the masses for easy compliance.
The NES team donated sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support the efforts of the health care workers and appeal to the citizenry to stay safe and adhere strictly to stipulated guidelines and procedures so as to help contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
NES COMMENCE GRASS ROOT EDUCATION ON COVID-19
The Nigerian Environmental Society has commenced a grass root education and awareness programme on the covid-19 pandemic to boost compliance with federal government guidelins and procedures for combating and containing the spread of the coronavisus in Nigeria. The society through its Enugu state chapter launched the sensitization programme in the “Ogeneigbo” an Igbo language radio programme with Urban Radio station Enugu.
The duo of Dr. Chinedu Ani (MNES) and Emeka Ozougwu (MNES) represented the Nigerian Environmental society at the radio discussion and sensitization programme which anchored on getting the masses to be aware of the dangers of not complying with regulatory guidelines and procedures and several environmentally friendly practices that will help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.