TICKER: Harmattan disaster ahead? NEMA cautions Nigerians on dry season

With the rainy season rolling out, the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) is now shifting its attention to dry season management.

The agency at a sensitisation workshop in Ibadan charged Nigerians to be adequately prepared for the challenges of the forthcoming dry season and its associated emergencies.

The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, in his address to the workshop specifically urged Nigerians to be wary of environment associated epidemics notably measles, cholera, Lassa fever and cerebral spinal meningitis, among others.

In attendance at the workshop were health workers, district heads and school teachers drawn from all the 33 councils of Oyo State.

The NEMA Director General who was represented at the occasion by the South West Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Iyiola Akande remarked that measles, cholera, lassa fever and cerebral spinal meningitis are among the 10 most critical health disasters associated with dry season, hence the urgent need for the public to guard against them with all seriousness.

The Guardian

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