The Federal Ministry of Health and the Society Committee Against COVID-19 (SOSOCOVID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to document the activities of government, non-governmental, private and other organizations during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
While signing the MoU, the representative of the Ministry, Mr Okechukwu Okwudili, said that the Nigerian government, partners and other relevant stakeholders played vital roles in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
He said that the Ministry and SOSOCOVID’s decision to write a book about all the efforts was a welcome development and for posterity sake.
Okwudili added that the process of the book had been on for months leading to the MoU.
The Director of SOSOCOVID, Mr Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, said that the book ” COVID-19 The Nigerian Story” is for Nigerians, the larger world and the younger generation.
“The book will accommodate profiles of support, innovations, and contributions of Mr President, Governors, Presidential Task Force, State Task Force, the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Health, State Governments, Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS), Private Sector Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Political Leaders, Faith-Based Organizations, Local and International NGOs, Private Individuals and the Nigerian Media.
Mr Kalu noted that the book’s storyline would celebrate those who planned strategies, those who braved it to the front line and other people who rendered one service or the order.
He commended the ministry for all the support towards the publishing of the book.
Health Ministry, Society Committee against COVID-19 sign MoU