Speaking at the campaign launch in Wamakko local government area, on Monday, the Project Director of FFLI, Hassan Muhammad-Ladan, said the women would also be sensitized on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
He said they needed to be adequately sensitized to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols and to report cases of violence to the appropriate quarters, especially given the fact that many women were ignorant of COVID-19 symptoms, as such they would not know whether they had contracted it or not.
“They cannot differentiate between COVID-19 symptoms and that of mild cold. This is why we embark on this campaign,” Muhammad-Lada said.
On GBV, he observed that there were many cases of violence against women and children, commending the state government for enacting a new law aimed at curbing the menace.
Hajara Salisu and Sa’adiyya Sabi’u, some women who spoke at the event, said that they were better equipped now on the COVID-19 protocols, while commending the NGO and other organisations for their support towards containing the COVID-19 disease and its spread.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event witnessed Question and Answer sessions, as well as demonstrations of COVID-19 symptoms, ways to reports suspicious cases and treatment locations in the state. (NAN)