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Monday, 3 April 2017

Meningitis: Saraki Assures of Senate Support

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the Ministry of Health of the Senate’s commitment to supporting all efforts to put an end to the outbreak of meningitis in the country. The outbreak has reportedly claimed the lives of up to 328 people.


In a series of tweets on his @BukolaSaraki handle, the Senate President stated that he had spoken with the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to assure him of the Senate’s commitment to help end the epidemic.

Saraki said:

“I applaud FG's, Ministry of Health, stakeholders and @WHO's effort to fight meningitis in Nigeria. We need all hands on deck!

“I spoke to Minister of Health, Prof. @IsaacFAdewole, on the #meningitis outbreak to assure him of @NGRSenate's support.

“With a 15% mortality rate, the @NGRSenate stands ready to respond quickly to any requests for emergency assistance for #meningitis."

Since December 2015, Nigeria has recorded about 2,524 cases of meningitis.

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