Amosun, Wife Advocate Hygienic Environment In Ogun

Amosun-Environment-OgunThe Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and his wife, Olufunso have led an awareness campaign on the need for a greener environment.

The campaign was part of measures to safe humanity from the current scourge of the effects of depletion of the ozone layer, which has resulted in the excessive heat being experienced across Nigeria.

Addressing market men and women, as well as people of the state during the walk on Friday, Mrs Amosun asked residents to be more responsible and responsive to the environment in order to ensure a healthy life for all.

The awareness campaign was taken round major markets and streets in Abeokuta the state capital.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Dayo Adeneye, also joined the league where residents were enlightened on the need to maintain good personal hygiene to reduce outbreak of diseases.

Group Takes Ebola Campaign To Markets In Lokoja

EbolaFederal and state governments have been asked to take the awareness campaign of Ebola diseases to the market square so as to educate the less privileged people on the danger and preventive methods of the dreaded disease.

The Chairperson of Nightingale Less Privileged Care Foundation, a Non Governmental Organization(NGO) based in Lokoja, Hajia Hassanat Umar, the made this statement while sensitizing the people in market places on the need to take hygiene very important.

The NGO, formed by nurses from the Federal Medical Center Lokoja, is aimed at reaching out to the public on how to take preventive measure against the dreaded Ebola disease.

Some of the market women who spoke to Channels Television said they were not aware of the dreaded diseases until now, while others said they were happy with the enlightement campaign.

Hajia Hassanat Umar said the organisation chose the markets because it is one  of the places you can find the less privileged, the poor and large number of people to educate at once, urging the federal and state governments to do the same .

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Idris Omede, while commending the effort of the group, also took time to explain some of the measures the Kogi State Government has put in place as a preventive measure in case a casualty is found in the state.

First Nigerian Patient Discharged From Hospital

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Saturday declared the first Nigerian Ebola patient fit and has been discharged from hospital.

 Professor Chukwu told journalists in Lagos that the patient, whose identity has not been revealed, was asked to go home after all the necessary medical examinations were carried out.

“The total number of Ebola cases now stands at 12, while the number of deaths remains four. The people under surveillance in Lagos is now 189, while six are in Enugu, in southeast Nigeria,” Professor Chukwu said.

The minister also announced that the drug, Nano Silva, which was thought could be used to treat Ebola patients in Nigeria, was said not to have met the requirements of the National Health Research ethics code.