NCDC DG says COVID-19 is here to stay in Nigeria


The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic had shown that ”COVID-19 is a disease, which we will have to learn to live safely with”.


in Nigeria, COVID-19 confirmed cases now exceed 200,000 and deaths exceed 2,600.


“The pandemic has continued over the past 19 months and now it is quite easy to become desensitised to numbers, however, we must not forget that the cases and deaths are not just numbers but family members, loved ones, friends and even colleagues,” he said.


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