COVID-19: NGO trains Plateau community, religious leaders on preventive measures

A cross section of participants at the workshop

AN NGO, Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Movement (JPRM), has organised a one-day training workshop for religious and community leaders in Plateau on preventive measures against COVID-19).

Speaking at the event on Tuesday in Jos, Mrs Justina Nwakobia, the Executive Director of the Organisation, said the training was organised in conjunction with the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO).

Nwakobia added that the training tagged: “Interreligious Group Action Against COVID-19”, was supported by the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

She explained that the exercise was aimed at creating more awareness, particularly among rural dwellers on ways to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease through religious and community leaders.

She also said that the training would enable participants to unite, devoid of religious and ethnic affiliations toward curbing the spread of the dreaded disease.

“It is no longer news that the advent of COVID-19 has ravaged our communities and it has grave effects on our religious and cultural relationships.

“We have brought these key stakeholders together, to train them on ways to prevent the spread of the virus.

“So, we are here to sensitise these participants who will in turn use their various platforms to educate members of the communities on preventive measures against the pandemic,” she said.

The executive director advised the participants to educate their followers on the need to adhere to the safety protocols put in place by the government to curb the spread of the disease.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training had participants from communities in Jos North Local Government Area of the state. (NAN).

– Jul. 14, 2020 @ 16:17 GMT |

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