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    Lassa fever: FG has abandoned us – Edo govt

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    In response to the outbreak of Lassa Fever, the Edo State Government has appealed to international organizations for assistance, claiming that the Federal Government has abandoned the state despite repeated requests for help.

    Chris Nehikhare, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, stated this on Wednesday.

    He said, “The state government has tried everything within its powers to check this Lassa Fever outbreak. We have reached out to the Federal Government but to all intents and purposes, the Federal Government has abandoned the Edo State government and its people in this issue. As of today, we have over 50 people infected with this disease in Edo and we have a five percent case fertility rate which is very high even compared to COVID-19.

    “All plea and entreaties to the Federal Government on this challenging issue, they apparently just fell on deaf ears and this particularly is disheartening especially as the current Minister of Health is from Edo State.
    “Having hit a brick wall, we are constrained to reach out to international intervention agencies such as the WHO, UNICEF and any other international organisations that have the mandate to intervene in infectious disease outbreaks.
    As a government, we have written several letters to the Ministry of Health, to the Centre for Disease Control, to all the people involved in health issues to come and intervene and join the state to fight this outbreak but unfortunately they have abandoned us.
    “We want the international agencies to intervene quickly before the situation gets worse. We have reached out to some of these agencies and we thank them for the efforts they are providing right now,” he added.

    On the train attack saga in Igueben, Igueben said “We are pleased to announce that the last two victims have been rescued and seven suspects are in custody including two village chiefs. We thank the press for the support they have given in the last few weeks.”

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