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Niger Delta receives tools to thwart Lassa fever

17 February 2016, 13:26Emeka Okonkwo

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.

Also Read: First Lassa fever victim dies in Ogun

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


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