Borno PCC Commissioner Speaks on NCDC Report of Diphtheria Outbreak

The Federal Commissioner Public Complaints Commission, PCC, Borno state, Alhaji Yusuf Adamu has added his voice to the called made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) while responding to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and is monitoring the situation in Osun and Yobe States.

The Federal Commissioner recalled when he was local government Chairmen in Biu when the same outbreak occurred in Kimba village of the council.

According to Adamu, it is pathetic to see children affected by Diphtheria virus as such he called that, people should do all they can to follow the NCDC guidelines and also do the needful to protect their loved ones from contacting the disease.

Adamu said as a matter of urgency, the state ministry of health in Borno and stakeholders should begin to do the needful as already there are cases in Yobe state which is a signal to Borno state to prepare in the event that the virus is found.

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