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COVID-19: NCAC produces 8,000 face masks for journalists

The National Centre for Arts and Culture on Thursday commenced the distribution of over 8,000 face marks to newsrooms across the country to enhance the protection of journalists in the battle against COVID-19.

While journalists in Abuja would be the first beneficiaries, their contemporaries in Lagos and other parts of the country would get theirs immediately.

The NCAC, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, also suggested that the government should publish a national document on COVID-19 at the end of its victory over the pandemic.

The Director-General of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, stated this while giving out the products in Abuja.

He said the parastatal had produced over 13 drums of hand sanitisers to assist practising journalists and their media organisations as they embark on their duties, while more were still being produced.

“It is my opinion that a national document on COVID-19 be published at the end of our victory over this pandemic. This will be a compendium on how the disease came to Nigeria and how it was fought and defeated,” he stated.

According to him, journalists have always been endangered species, either during war or emergency situations like the coronavirus pandemic.
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