Illela said that the personnel were drawn from its Crisis Management Department, Medical Unit and Operations Department to help enforce the government”s stay at home directive.
According to him, no fewer than 9, 500 NSCDC personnel were deployed across the country.
“This is to ensure that Nigerians comply with government’s stay-at-home order, thereby curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
“In pursuant to this, the Sokoto Command of the NSCDC under then leadership of Commandant Umar Bala has deployed 250 personnel to monitor 23 local government areas in the state.
“The personnel are drawn from the Crisis Management Department, Medical Unit and Operations Department to work closely with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Humanitarian Task Force.
“This is for the purpose of surveillance, enforcement and prompt response to distress calls.
“It is imperative at this point of our lives for us to operate in compliance with guidelines and put in our best in support of government to stem the tide of this pandemic that is ravaging the world, ” he said.
Illela enjoined the public to heed to the advice and directives of the Federal Ministry of Health and Sokoto State Government task force as regards social distancing, washing of hands with soap and water and use of hand sanitizers in order to curb the spread of the virus.
The PRO urged residents to be strong and resolute in the face of this challenge and pray that the Almighty come to our aid.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Felix Ajide