Ebola: FG takes hand washing campaign to parks, markets

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 18th, 2014
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The Federal Government on Monday took its hand washing campaign and sensitization on Ebola virus to the markets and motor parks.

The government visited the busy Wuse markets and the Jabi Motor parks in Abuja to create awareness on the dreaded disease.

The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, who spoke in pidgin urged the people to wash their hands constantly with soap and water.

Ochekpe said the campaign became necessary in other to reduce the spread of the 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.

The disease, she said, has brought sleepless nights to Nigerians.

She urged the citizens to wash their hands constantly after contact with anything, adding that hand washing will save the people from troubles.

She said the government will do everything possible to prevent the death of more Nigerians from Ebola.

“If you don’t wash your hands, Ebola can come in contact with you. It can kill you, your family and an entire village,” she said.

She called on the people to take hand washing seriously, urging them to keep their environments clean.

Sanitation, according to the minister will save citizens from dying from disease.


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