Red Cross trains CBV on COVID-19 protocols
By Patrick O. Onu
The Nigerian Red Cross Society with the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has held a two-day training on ‘Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)’ for Community Based Volunteers (CBV) to raise awareness and reduce community transmission of COVID-19 in their domains.
In his opening remarks, the vice chairman of the society, Kano State branch, Alhaji Aminu Inuwa expressed his appreciation to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for Organising such gesture to awaken and strengthen volunteers’ effort to always be committed to their communities.
Alhaji Inuwa appealed to the volunteers to listen to community feedback on COVID-19 while interacting with them and apply the seven fundamental principals of the Nigerian Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
He assured of the branch effort to reduce the spread of the pandemic, addressing rumors through promoting hygiene to the pandemic across the state.
The secretary of the group, Alhaji Musa D. Abdullahi, in his key message, enjoined volunteers to work closely with the community leaders and respect their cultural beliefs while discharging their activities.
He called on them to encourage changes in practices, handshakes, hand washing, less contact and to consider physical distancing in their respective places, as said by Abdu Bako Rimin Gadu, the Information Officer of Tofa Local Government Area in a statement made available to The Triumph in Kano.