The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, today, unveiled ‘Campaign 6232’ to raise public awareness on the toll-free number ‘6232’ and public enquiries through its 24-7 Connect Centre.
Explaining, Director-General of the Centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the campaign will employ different means of communication to raise awareness on how to reach NCDC, with questions relating to infectious disease prevention, detection and control.
According to him, the development is in line with the increasing need for Nigerians to communicate with the agency as part of its COVID-19 response.
He added that NCDC expanded its connect centre capacity in 2020.
And with the support of the National Communication Commission (NCC), a shortcode 6232 has also been introduced.
Over the last one year, NCDC has been leading Nigeria’s public health response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic under the leadership of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Agency is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health, relevant government institutions, national and international partners to improve its ability to respond to Nigerians in a timely
and comfortable way.
On the campaign, Ihekweazu reassured Nigerians of NCDC’s commitment to delivering on the institution’s mandate.
“We are constantly developing and implementing innovative measures to make NCDC accessible to every Nigerian regardless of socio-economic status. We urge members of the public to use the ‘6232’ toll-free number responsibly. Please support this campaign by sharing this information with your friends, family and colleagues,” Ihekweazu said.