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Nigerians urged to stick to FG’s Ebola health advisory

12 August 2014, 09:06

Akun - Peter Angbazo, the district head of Wakama in Nasarawa state, on Monday appealed to residents of the area and other Nigerians to adhere strictly to Federal Government’s health advisory.

Angbazo told the media in Wakama in the state’s Akun development area this was highly necessary following the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

He said the appeal became imperative due to the effect of the Ebola virus on human lives as well as on the socio-economic development of the country.

Also Read: Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1 000

“It is our role not only to ensure peace, unity, progress and the development of the country, but also to advise our subjects on the need to adhere strictly to any positive advice given by the government at all levels for the benefit of all.”

“It is unfortunate that last Friday, there was a widespread rumour in some part of the country that people should bathe with warm water and take salt and bitter kolanut as solution to Ebola virus.”

“Government at all levels came out to condemn such widespread speculation on the treatment of Ebola, and advised the people to adhere strictly to environmental hygiene and constant washing of hands with clean water.”

Also Read:Ebola: Is it fear or ignorance?

“In line with this, I want to appeal to my subjects and other Nigerians to adhere strictly to the federal government advice on the preventive methods, such as regular washing of hands, avoiding contact with blood, sweat and saliva of an infected person or animals,” Angbazo said.

He said such a strict adherence to government’s health advice would enhance helping to prevent the spread of the virus for the overall development of the country.

The traditional ruler called on all stakeholders to join hands with government to fight the virus and save human lives for the achievement of speedy socio-economic development in the country.

He urged Nigerians to continue to pray for God’s intervention against the disease for the benefit of all.

Angbazo also commended the Federal Government for its efforts in fighting the Ebola virus and other diseases in the country and called for the sustenance of such effort.

-    NAN


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