By Lazarus Zakaa,
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Enenche, has said that, the Nigeria Armed forces has provided additional Isolation and treatment centres in support of the Federal Government fight against coronavirus.
Major General Enenche stated this while briefing newsmen on Friday in Abuja, he said the Nigerian Air Force is currently operating at full capacity, its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Yola.
Major General Enenche said the plant is on 24 hours operation to ensure an uninterrupted production of pure Liquefied Oxygen, saying the Liquefied Oxygen was being gasified and would be stored in cylinders for immediate supply to isolation centres and designated hospitals as would be directed.
He assured the public commitment of the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on the presidential directive on COVID-19
“In this regard, I wish to state that we have provided an additional isolation and treatment centre, located at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo in Lagos, bringing the number to18 centres.
“Equally, the training of 80 medical personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to manage COVID-19 cases has since commenced. They are being trained in batches and would soon be deployed to the various units they would serve. In addition, the recalling of retired Armed Forces medical personnel is in progress”.
Gen. Enenche used the opportunity to distanced the Nigerian Armed Forces on the viral video trending on the social media and other media platforms recently.
He said “the Defence Headquarters again clarify that the viral videos trending online showing men in uniform are not genuine.
“The general public should please disregard these videos and consider it as actions of mischief makers who intend to tarnish the good image, integrity and sterling achievements of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“I am to state here that, the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to thank the general public for their understanding and compliance with the Presidential Directives in respect of the lockdown.
“It’s should be understood that the directives are in the best interest of the Nigerian populace, in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic”. He added.