Nigeria Centre for disease control NCDC has disclosed that the agency has spent one billion naira only on SMS to educate Nigerians about COVID-19 pandemic.
The NCDC made this known on their Twitter handle while speaking on the measures to ensure Nigerians are safe from the pandemic.
In a short text message, the NCDC has directed all the returning travellers to Nigeria to stay home and avoid contact with people including family for 14 days.
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Nigerians have reacted to the huge amount the NCDC claimed to have spent for the text message alone.
A Twitter user wrote: NCDC said they spent 1 Billion Naira on sms to lecture Nigerians. I never opened any of em unsolicited sms!
Yahoo Yahoo get levels! Imagine cashing out 1 Billion in just 2 weeks!
Although many Nigerians acknowledged that they received the SMS but wondered how one billion naira would be spend for just SMS.