The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says the Armed Forces of Nigeria has come out to say that it is prepared to implement the Presidential directive on the fight against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche revealed this while he addressed a news conference on Monday in Abuja.
According to him, a committee had been put in place to interface with all relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the military has a 2-way plan, including medical support and security aspect.
He added that in the South West, the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba, 2 Division Hospital, Ibadan, have been readied in that regard.
His words, “North Central has 161 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Makurdi, 22 Brigade Medical Centre in Ilorin.
“In the North West, 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, 465 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Kano, 263 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura and 119 Composite Group Medical Centre, Sokoto were designated.
“The 261 Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Bauchi, 163 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Yola, 7 Division Military Hospital, Maiduguri and 27 Task Force Brigade Field Ambulance, Damaturu were designated in the North East.”
“For the avoidance of doubt this includes the Presidential Directive given by the President, Commander-In-Chief during his address to the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 29, 2020.
The High Command of Nigerian Military hereby solicits for the support of the general public in this trying period of the fight against COVID-19.
“This can be achieved by adhering to all the medical and administrative guidelines being provided by government at all levels.”