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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Ebola: FG takes Hand Washing Campaign To Parks, Markets In FCT

The Federal Government on Monday took its hand washing campaign and sensitization on Ebola Virus Disease to the ever-busy Wuse market and Jabi Motor Park in the FCT.

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, who spoke in Pidgin English, urged the people to wash their hands regularly with soap and water.
Ochekpe said the campaign became necessary in other to curb the spread of the deadly disease.
She said the Ebola disease had become more deadly than HIV/ AIDS because of its high mortality rate.
Ochekpe restated the commitment of the government to tackle the disease, which she said, had brought sleepless nights to Nigerians.
In a demonstration, the minister urged the citizens to wash their hands constantly after contact with anything, adding that hand washing will save the people from a lot of troubles.
She said the government will do everything possible to prevent the death of more Nigerians from Ebola.
If you dont wash your hands, Ebola can come in contact with you. It can kill you, your family and an entire village, she said.
She also called on the people to take hand washing seriously, urging them to keep their environments clean.
Sanitation, according to Mrs. Ochekpe, will save citizens from dying from disease.
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