Dr Kayode Fayemi
Dr Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi Says NGF Will Battle Lassa Fever

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

Dr Kayode Fayemi said on Wednesday in Abuja, that the Nigerian Governor Forum is working with Federal Ministry of Health and other agencies to battle Lassa Fever.

According to him, the NGF received news about the spread of Lassa fever in China and to other countries

Fayemi said that some deaths were already recorded in south-west and North of Nigeria.

He assured that they are working vigorously at battling the “coronavirus” so it doesn’t spread all over the country.

“The Forum received an update from the NGF Secretariat on Health priorities for the year 2020, including the implementation of the Seattle Commitment signed by the forum at a two-day High-Level Roundtable on Primary Health Care and Human Capital Development convened in November 2019 by Aliko Dangote and the Bill and Melinda Gates).

“On the Lassa fever, we recorded cases in one or two states, Ondo in the South West and Kano in the North.

“I believe all our states are taking precautionary measures to address this in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“We are working to ensure that this does not spread any further than they have at the moment,” he said.

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