The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC has reacted to news circulating that they spent 1 billion Naira on SMS.
According to the agency, the news is fake and has no basis as SMS being sent out is provided as in-kind support by the network providers.
Taking to Twitter, NCDC wrote;
“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#TakeResponsibility“