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Red Cross trains 20 volunteers on COVID-19 response in Niger 


Mr. Zakari Bolaji, Health Coordinator, national headquarters, NRCS, Abuja disclosed this while inaugurating the two -day training in Minna.
 “This training will expose our volunteers to COVID -19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA),” he said.
Bolaji said that the training was part of a strategy by the NRCS to ensure that the intervention programs reached the most vulnerable and poorest people in the communities.
“After the training, the trainees are expected to prioritize support for the poor, physically challenged people, flood victims, orphans, and widows,” he said.
Similarly, Alhaji Hamisu Jankaro, Chairman, NRCS in the state, said that the trainees were drawn from the three Senatorial districts of  Niger North, Niger South, and Niger East in the state.
Jankaro commended the national headquarters of the society for the training of the volunteers in enhancing effective service delivery in discharging their humanitarian duties.
He said that during the exercise, the participants would be trained on local rumor and stigma on COVID -19.
Malam Sanusi Salis, a trainee and Divisional Secretary of the society in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state, assured the organizers that they would impact on other volunteers and community members, who did not attend the training.
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