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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 unsuspecting citizens.

The centre says it is not giving money to people neither will it ask for money in exchange for employment.

The Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC, Mrs Elsie Ilori, gave the warning during the Presidential Task Force, PTF, briefing on Monday.

Mrs Ilori said that the centre was currently investigating the ongoing scams and pledged that “the culprits would be brought to book.”

On delay in getting Covid-19 test results, she explained that the NCDC was working with states on a digital platform, which would be launched soon in FCT to ensure seamless and speedy delivery of test results.

Mrs Ilori, 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.

She also stated that “the centre was working to make testing process seamless by activating more laboratories across the country.”

She noted that Nigeria moved from five laboratories in march to 64 laboratories, six months into the response.

“Today, we have activated atleast one lab in 33 states and the FCT,” Mrs Ilori added.

Source: Voice of Nigeria