A picture of a report claiming the agency has spent N1 billion on messaging to Nigerians started going around on social media on Wednesday.
Reacting to this in a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC admitted that while SMS is part of the COVID-19 response strategy, the agency described the claims as false.
“The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE
“While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this has been largely provided as in-kind support by @AirtelNigeria, @MTNNG, @GloWorld.”
The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 9, 2020