The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Nasarawa State has hit 59. This is as the state record 892 cases of the disease within the last six months.
The Director, Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu Alhassan who disclosed this to journalists recently, said that the disease has been reported in eight out of the 13 local government areas in the State.
He said the affected areas are Doma, Lafia, Wamba, Kokona, Obi, Nasarawa, Toto and Karu.
Dr. Alhassan cited open defecation and lack of potable drinking water as causes of the outbreak of the deadly disease in the state.
He assured that the state government had taken “necessary measures” to contain further spread of the disease. This he said the government is doing through a “multi sectoral approach.”
He urged residents to maintain hygienic practices and report cases promptly to the relevant facilities, even as he assured them of the state government’s commitment to expanding sensitisation campaigns and identification of the affected communities to provide them with motorized boreholes, among others.
Adebola Williams is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker who is always wearing white kaftans and red caps, has now revealed why.
The newly married 35 year old Debola Williams in a recent chat with actress Mercy Johnson in her cooking show, Mercy’s Menu disclosed he has lost count of the number of white outfits and red caps that he has in his closet.
“Everything we do communicates, the way we dress, the way we speak and carry ourselves….and one of our problems is that we don’t have a strong foundation in our identity so we waiver with every doctrine that comes..so i wanted to begin to symbolize the sense and the pride in who we are and in what we do…