Join Hands To Fight Ebola Virus Disease- David Mark Tells Nigerians
President of the Nigerian Senate David Mark has said the Federal Government is intensifying effort to curtail the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, to other states hence the need for Nigerians to join hands together to fight the deadly disease in the country.
David Mark made the disclosure in Akure, the state capital when he led members of the 32 Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Alumni Association to pay a visit to the palace of the Deji of Akure kingdom.
Senator Mark said the Federal Government is winning the war against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, and should not be left in the hands of government alone but rather be a collective responsibility.
He revealed that government has put in place various strategies to curtail the spread of the disease and appealed to all citizens to join hands in steaming its tide in the country.
Senator Mark added that the disease is dangerous to the people with high mortality rate and its a national issue but government would not sleep until its flush out of the country.
“The Ebola Virus Disease is a national issue and is not particular about one organ of the government to fight.
“Even the Federal government, National Assembly and the states government and are all united in the fight against this deadly disease.
“All of us are working towards curtailing its spread and everyone has a role to play. If you know any one who has contracted the disease, then we must report such person.
He lauded the ongoing transformational projects of the Mimiko led administration in the state mostly at the capital city and pleaded with the residents of the town to continually support the present government on board for more dividence of democracy.
Responding, Princess Adetutu Adesida, the Regent of Akure Kingdom, thanked the Senate President for visiting the state and for his support during the reign of her late father on the throne.
Princess Adesida applauded the efforts of the federal government for rising up to the challenges of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, and the Boko haram insurgency in the country.
She appealed to the Senate president to help facilitate the request of the people of Akure on the implementation of the upgrading of the College of Health Sciences of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA and other Federal Government projects in the state.
“I used this opportunity to appeal to the Senate President to use his great office to prevail on the National Assembly to help facilitate the upgrading of the College of Health Sciences at the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, to a full flesh college of Medicine with a modern teaching hospitals and the dualization of the Ilesha-Akure-Ore road and also upgrading of the Akure Airport towels facilities”, she said.
The Senate President who promised to convey the request of the Regent to the President and members of the National Assembly later took a tour round some projects initiated by Governor Olusegun Mimiko in the state.
Some of the projects tour by Senator Mark and his entourage includes; Neighborhood Market, Mega Primary Schools, and Communication and Information Technology, ICT, located in the state capital.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who conducted the Senate President and members of his team round many of the projects said they were parts of the promises made by his government on inception of office.
Mimiko added that more projects would soon be carried out for the benefit of the people of the state with vowed to complete all projects before the expiration of his tenure.
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