Ondo inaugurates committee on Ebola

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AKURE – The Ondo State Government on Wednesday inaugurated a 19-member committee saddled with the  responsibility of  checking  the spread of the  Ebola virus.

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Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Akure, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Ayo Adeyanju, said the body would use  advocacy to prevent the spread of the virus.

Adeyanju, who is also the Chairman of the committee, said the body would  assess relevant information while  working  on the feedback received.

He expressed optimism that the caliber of the committee members would enable the body achieve the objectives for which it was set up.

Government, he said, was  embarking on an  aggressive publicity campaign while surveillance of borders was being carried out. [eap_ad_1] The commissioner said that the committee members would meet regularly to discuss  ways to educate residents on  preventive measures.

He, however,  advised residents  to observe the rules of  hygiene, adding that they  should avoid contact with body fluid such as blood, saliva and sweat.

The commissioner also debunked claims that the disease  could be cured through eating  bitter kola and bathing with salt water.

Also speaking at the inauguration, Bishop Joshua Ketiku, the President of  Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State Chapter, lauded the state government for setting up the committee.

In his remarks, Dr Felix Akingbade, the Director of  Veterinary Services in the  state, promised that the committee would work hard to prevent the virus from spreading to the state.

The committee comprises representatives of  relevant ministries, religious bodies, UNICEF and non-governmental organisations in the state. (NAN)

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