Kaduna procures Ebola testing kits

The Kaduna State Government has released N116 million for the purchase of Ebola Virus Disease testing equipment to be deployed at all schools after resumption.

The fund was released to the newly-inaugurated Ebola steering committee under the leadership of the deputy governor, Nuhu Bajoga.

The equipment will be used in schools and hospitals in the all 23 local government of the state, the state Commissioner of Education said.

Mr. Ali said in a statement that already 13,000 teachers have been trained on the prevention of the dreaded virus ahead of the September 22 resumption date for primary and post primary schools.

“The state also has acquired about 10,000 thermometers for onward distribution to private and primary schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. We also urged participants to ensure strict compliance amongst staff and students,” Mr. Ali said.

A spokesperson for Governor Ramalan Yero who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES said the state has since sent a standard case definition of Ebola alert to all general hospitals in the state.

“Communities have also been encouraged to keep their environment clean and go to the nearest hospital for proper check in case of serious health issues as the government have since provided medical facilities to check the Ebola sickness and other health issues,” said the Ahmed Maiyaki, who is the director general, media and publicity, to the state governor.

Kaduna State recorded its first Ebola panic when a student of Ahmadu Bello University was who had high fever was suspected of the disease. Tests proved he was negative.


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  • Maj Variola

    Famine, plague, war, or birth control. Choose. I guess you have.
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    Or don’t, and the population goes back to the under-billion level
    before the West started feeding everyone…

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  • Scatter

    “APC has only one viable option, accept the on-going power dynamics within the National Assembly and move on with governance.” — Says the above writer.

    I cannot believe Professor Ibrahim meant by this permissive advice a toleration of indiscipline and legerdemain in politics or public life. This refrain about “moving on” whenever something nasty has happened in our country is precisely an important reason why we have ended up in an awful mess, whereby everyone does as he/ she pleases and gets away Scot free.

    This culture of irresponsibility and recklessness can only serve our country ill. No, we should not just “move on” because ultimately we will move to nowhere other than disaster. For ‘moving on’ is clearly a mutineers’s charter whose effect we have already seen happening in the House of reps, and this will certainly undermine our democracy itself.

  • UOU

    Its upto you, if apc do not want to move ON then apc should move back or to the sides.The writer gave you reasons, acn nay apc did same thing to pdp in 2011, pdp moved on and if apc decides to standstill , that will not be tolerated, eye to eye, tooth to tooth