The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has observed with great concern the growing apathy towards discussions around the COVID – 19 pandemic. The Commission made this observation during its nationwide community education on COVID-19 through streets, markets, and households in various communities.
During the sensitization process, the civic education team observed the non-adherence of the COVID-19 safety protocols. Many have stopped wearing the face mask, most veronica buckets spotted were either empty or without soap or tissue paper to wipe hands after washing. The team also realized that a section of the public who were seen with the mask in their procession was either not wearing it properly or keeping it in the pockets or bags.
NCCE will like to take this opportunity to reiterate to the general public that the virus is still with us, therefore, we must still stick to the protocols as we did from the beginning of the outbreak: avoid crowded areas, maintain a physical distance of 2m between you and the others, wear your face mask when you go out, regularly and thoroughly wash your hands when you come in contact with others or surfaces or clean your hands thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.