Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Nursing Staff Confirmed Dead, 2 Others Quarantined As Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Ogun


The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta has on Tuesday confirmed the death of a Nursing staff of the school to Lassa fever, while two others have been placed on observation.

The victim reportedly died last week after battling with the sickness, which is also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).

The hospital Head of Information, Segun Orisajo confirmed the development, but assured that the management has put up necessary measures to curtail the situation.

Also Read: Incredible! Governor Ayade To Appoint 6,000 More Aides

He said the victim, identified as Adebusuyi Bolanle died from complications which arose from contacting the fever.

"Yes, I can confirm that we lost a staff Nurse to the Lassa fever and two others are undergoing observation as I speak with you. The immediate families of the deceased have been contacted and they were here today (Tuesday) for observation.

"The state commissioner for health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has been here too to carry out the necessary steps to stop the spread. The management can assure staff and patients that everything is under checks," Orisajo said.

Incredible! Governor Ayade To Appoint 6,000 More Aides


Governor Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade of Cross River State has said, yesterday, that he will appoint 6,000 more aides and create 50,000 jobs in January 2017 for youths of the state to expand governance and put food on the table of everyone.


Governor Ayade, who spoke at U J Esuene Stadium during a reception in his honour after the December 9 Supreme Court victory on a case of perjury brought against him by Mr Joe Agi, SAN, a co-contestant in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries in December 2014, said, “I am appreciative of all the support given me by the women of the state and the youths and in this light, I will ever remain grateful. To ensure that nobody goes to sleep in an empty stomach, I shall appoint 6,000 more aides, create 3,000 jobs for the youths and in January 2017, create 50,000 jobs to make sure nobody in the state is unemployed.”

Ayade who announced a donation of N50 million to the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and N30m to the Muslim community in the state, said it was God who removed shame from him by giving him victory at the Supreme Court.



“I kept asking myself why me and if I said I truly believe in God, why should I be put to shame? But as it turned out, it is only God who has the glory and nobody else, not even the Supreme Court.” The governor said that the victory has given him more verve to more towards the transformation of the state and hence, he would be dressing in jean and t-shirt while he traverses the state to inaugurate more projects and programmes for the people.