FG condoles with meningitis victims’ families

Aminu Tambuwal
Aminu Tambuwal
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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, has condoled with the families of the victims of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreak in Sokoto State.

The disease that  claimed about 328 lives in 16 states of the federation in the last four months, has also severely affected fourteen states in the northern  part of Nigeria and two states in South.

The State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, told newsmen on Monday that at least 41 live have been confirmed lost to the epidemic in Sokoto between November 2016 and March ending, this year.

“President, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked me to console with all of you over the outbreak of the disease in your localities. He has also asked me to tell you that everything is being done to contain the outbreak and ensure it does not occur again.

“Health officials have been deployed to affected areas and they have been working round the clock to ensure your safety. We urge you to follow their instructions and at the same time cooperate with them as we tackle this challenge,” Tambuwal said.

He added that more than 700,000 people would be immunized by the state government against Type “C” strain of the virus in the 23 local government areas of the state.

“Immunization of children against child-killer diseases like measles, yellow fever and others are being intensified. This is even as officials from affected states are comparing notes to ensure coordinated efforts across borders,” the governor said.

Tambuwal also commended officials of the Federal and State Ministries of Health as well as development partners, for their various efforts in tackling the challenge.

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