Abuja - The Niger Delta Development
Commission (NDDC) has donated personal protective kits and other accessories to
curb Lassa fever in states in the Niger Delta.
Ibim Semenitari, Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive
Officer of the organisation, made the donation on behalf of the organisation.
The donation, Semenitari stressed, was part of the
commission’s collaborative action with the nine focal states’ governments to
kick-out Lassa fever in the region.
Recalling similar efforts by NDDC during the outbreak of
Ebola in Nigeria in 2014, Semenitari who flagged-off the exercise in Benin
City, Edo State capital, disclosed that Edo, Ondo and Rivers States were chosen
being the worst hit among the other states.
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Speaking during a courtesy call on the Edo State
Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, at the Government House, Semenitari said apart from
the donations performed simultaneously across the three beneficiary states,
NDDC had been involved in public education.
Meanwhile, she informed Oshiomhole that key road projects
in Edo State were already receiving expedited attention while adding that
conducive office accommodation for staffers of the Commission at the Edo State
office had become critical.
“We are going to deliver on the key road projects to Edo
people soon,” Semenitari said.
- CAJ News