Health Minister of Nigeria, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings to act as isolation centres.
Worried about the country’s rising number of incidents, Ehanire made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja. He said while there is no lack of bed spaces yet, he’s making the appeal ahead of time so that when they need to be used, the facilities will be readily accessible.
“I have appealed to people to temporarily make their property available for this reason. There are plenty of land owners who will come up and contribute for a period of time to be used for this purpose to state governments. We’re not out of space right now but we’re making the appeal ahead of time and we’re ready for these facilities.