NCDC Denies Spending N1 Billion on SMS

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SWITZERLAND, APRIL 09 – The National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), the government agency at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus has denied rumours that it said it had spent 1 billion naira on SMS messages.

In a recent tweet, the agency debunked the rumours.

“The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this has been largely provided as in-kind support by @AirtelNigeria@MTNNG@GloWorld,” the NCDC said.

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