NCDC pours encomiums on C'river State Governor, says they are satisfied

Cross River State alongside Kogi State which is the only COVID 19 free State in Nigeria, today received staff of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control - NCDC in Calabar on testing analytics.

After satisfactory engagements with the Ministry of Health, Cross River State, led by Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, the NCDC had this to say;

“Federal Government strongly Commends the Action Governor of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade, and his energetic team who started response in January when others still lived in denial. The deserve to still be without a case of COVID-19, he was proactive in shutting down borders, screening for visitors and suspected cases and leading the no mask no movement campaign in Nigeria”.  - Head of FG  Team on validation visit to CRS

“Federal Government commends Governor Ben Ayade for using local solutions to fight COVID-19. He manufactured the face mask from our local fabric! Local solution to Global issues” - FG NCDC team lead

“I can’t believe I didn’t see one person without a face mask from airport to this office (referring to Gov Ayade's office); I guess this explains the results in Cross River State. I commend the state for the great work done. We never knew all these  in Abuja”.  - NCDC

“From all I have seen this is a great response in Nigeria, Cross River has honestly done well there is a lot to learn from Cross River as Best practice for Nigeria. Nigeria should give Cross River State Accolades for producing Face mask, Face Shield, PPEs in its Garment Factory”. - FG scope team to CRS

“We will tell Mr President all what we have seen and how the can patronize the garment factory, we need to make Cross River state garment factory our campaign song so Africa can know the can get these items here. Patronizing the garment factory in calabar will stimulate the economy now and post COVID-19 era” - Dr Mrs Olowu Team lead FG, NPHCDA, NCDC

“NCDC is satisfied with the contact tracing, Surveillance and testing done so far. The state can do more” - NCDC Rep on Team from FG

“We are happy that the state has a great working relationship with The University of Calabar teaching Hospital this is Commendable” well done powerful Commissioner for Health and the great team” - Team Lead

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