WorldStage NewsOnline—-As part of efforts to eradicate Lassa fever in Ondo State, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Thursday pledged to support the State Government in the fight against the disease.
Mr Okejoto Gochua, Director of Education, Health and Social Services of the commission, made the pledge during a courtesy call on Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Akure.
According to Gochua, items to be donated as support include two ambulances, Hilux van, and Lassa fever protective kits.
He said that the commission would, through its consultants, sensitise the populace to the prevention, causes, and dangers of the disease.
“It is the wish of NDDC to support the government and people of Ondo and Edo states with the donation of Lassa Fever protective kits, ambulances, Hilux vans and by conducting sensitisation and advocacy programmes against this deadly disease.
“This support aims to complement the state government’s efforts in the fight against the lassa virus to prevent further spread of the disease,” he said.
In his remarks, Akeredolu, who was represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, praised the management of NDDC for its intervention programmes in the state.
Akeredolu pledged the state government’s willingness to work closely with the commission in the fight against lassa fever in the state.
The governor, who noted that the vaccine against the disease was unavailable, called on the public and health givers in particular, to take precautionary measures always while providing care to the people infected with the lassa fever virus.
He said that the presence of the chairmen of the local governments caretaker committees at the occasion, attested to the determination of the state government to take the fight against lassa fever to the grassroots.