The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated a National Emergency Hand Washing Campaign to prevent further spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country. The campaign is being implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the National Task Group on Sanitation and WASH Sector Emergency Response Working Group.
Launching the campaign at the popular Jabi Motor Park in Abuja, the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, said the initiative was aimed at sensitising Nigerians on the need for proper washing of the hands towards preventing further spread of the Ebola. Ochekpe, who spoke in Pidgin English, lauded the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Health towards curtailing the spread of the disease in Lagos and across the country at large, and urged Nigerians to ensure that they continue to properly wash their hands with soap and running water; as well as improved personal hygiene, as a means of keeping themselves safe from the virus that may cause the disease.

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