Africa Centre for Health Leadership and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) have fine-tuned arrangements to collaborate on strengthening the capacity of faith-based organizations to effectively respond to the COVID 19 response. The collaboration is to enhance the implementation of the Enabling Faith Based Response to COVID 19 project which is supported by KAICIID. In a meeting on the 2nd of June, 2021 at the Conference Room of the NSCIA in Abuja, the two organizations resolved to work together on
The President-General of the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is HRH the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. SaádAbubakar while the Secretary General is Prof. Is’haqOleyede. The Director of Administration, Arch. Zubairu Haruna with the NSCIA team hosted the meeting on behalf of the NSCIA leadership, while the Executive Director of ACHL, Dr. Godwin Asuquo led his technical team to the meeting. Dr. Asuquo presented the overview of the EFBR project in which he highlighted ongoing activities to include:
The Expected Outputs from these interventions will be measured in terms of
In his response, the Director of Administration pledged to work together with ACHL to achieve the objectives of the project. He updated on current efforts by the NSCIA in contributing to the response to include developing NSCIA response guidelines to COVID 19, organizing sensitization and town hall meetings, and various communique and statement issued by the council on COVID 19.
Others in attendance at the meeting included: Oladipupo Khadijah/ NSCIA, Aselemi Ibrahim/NSCIA, IshaqAbdulganiyu/NSCIA, AbubakarAkande/NSCIA, Deborah Ayoola/ ACHL, Jerry Edet/ ACHL.