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Fake News: NCDC Didn’t Spend N1 Billion On SMS To Nigerians



On Wednesday, there had been rumours making spherical on social media that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC had spent one billion naira on SMS to Nigerians.

The NCDC in a declaration on Thursday morning have debunk the report which it described as fake news.

No one truely is aware of the media team that submit this news, appears like some thing a bored Nigerian made up. This photo went viral and used to be share throughout all social media platforms.

According to the NCDC, SMS being sent to Nigerians had been provided as in-kind guide through Nigerian network providers, which consist of MTN, Glo and Airtel.

NCDC post reads;

The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this has been largely provided as in-kind support by


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