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COVID-19: US Ambassador commissions Edo State Emergency Operation Centre



The Edo State Emergence Operation Centre(EOC)  has been commissioned on Wednesday 17th June, 2020, by the United State Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

The commissioning which was done via virtual had the US Ambassador to Nigeria, the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, Leadership of USAID, Leadership of JHPIEGO, UNESCO representative, the Edo state Commissioner for Health, Chief of Staff to Edo State governor and the NCDC representative.

The United State Ambassador who commissioned the upgraded EOC siad the centre  will surely be of good benefits to the state and help in the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Edo State Commissioner for Health who represented the governor during the commissioning said that with the upgraded facility, data can now easily be analysed and  thank the US government for the support.  He said the centre will not only serve for COVID-19 alone but also for other related cases.

“I thank the US government for this centre,  for the support Edo state government has received, I also thank the ambassador for her total commitment to this project.

Dr Folus Ejele, the USAID team lead in Edo state  who did a tour guide of the centre via virtual, explained in details the facilities on ground, he therefore thank USAID for the funding and Edo state government for its cooperation.

The  upgrading of emergency operation centre was funded by the United State Agency for International development (USAID)  through  John  Hoskins programm for International education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO) as part of it’s contribution to help the state in fighting the corona virus pandemic.

The emergency operation centre (EOC) it’s where the coordination,  follow up,  tracking, data collation and details of covid 19 is done in Edo state. The centre was upgraded  for Edo state government and staff were also trained.