- Nigerians in the diaspora have said that there is a need to train youth on understanding the issues surrounding the coronavirus
- The group said over four million youth will be engaged in an enlightened programme championed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization - Europe (NIDOE)
- According to the Nigerians, the youth will also be educated on the spread of the disease and its prevention mechanisms
Some Nigerians in the diaspora have called for the engagement of youth in the country on the challenges of the deadly coronavirus.
These individuals under the aegis of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization - Europe (NIDOE) said the group, in its contribution to Nigeria's development, is set to empower no fewer than four million youths with requisite knowledge of the deadly virus currently ravaging the globe.
The secretary-general of the NIDOE, Fidel Wilson, said the initiative would be carried out in collaboration with the Sub Saharan Open University (SSOU), and World Hope Youth Mentors (WHY-MENTORS) from North Carolina.
Wilson said the program tagged COVID-19 NIDSAFE Initiative is aimed at helping Nigerian youth understand the origin and terminology of COVID-19.
According to Wilson, the programme will encourage Nigerian youth to also understand how coronavirus is spread and importantly, ways to limit its spread in communities, describe the clinical presentation and progression of the disease.
Adding that the programme will include sessions that will focus on the understanding of the principles of managing people with COVID-19, Wilson said the youth will also be educated on prevention mechanisms of the disease, its spread in hospitals and other areas of the environment.
"They will also be engaged on demonstration of prevention methodologies and protection frontline youth healthcare workers from COVID-19 by providing NIDOE-NIDSAFE facemasks, sanitizers," Wilson said.
He said: "In addition, the NIDOE-NIDSAFE initiative would be a way to involve volunteers who are complying with mandatory isolation in the identified regions, and who can help from their homes."
In addition, Wilson said through this programme, there will be adequate care for the youth even as COVID-19 health workers remains important.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a son of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump Jnr, has endorsed a Nigerian-trained physician who claimed to have used hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.
Trump Jnr said the video of Stella Immanuel speaking on the cure for COVID-19 is a must-watch for everyone.
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Immanuel had also said that face masks are not needed in the prevention of COVID-19 as highly recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The physician's video has received mixed comments on social media as people are torn between supporting her and picking holes in her argument on the prevention and treatment of the virus.
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