FCT Minister Warns Health Care Board Against Cholera Outbreak

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has urged the FCT Primary Health Care Board to implement preventive measures against a potential cholera outbreak. She emphasized the importance of being proactive during the 190th FCT Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting.

Expressing satisfaction that no cholera cases have been reported in the capital, Mahmoud stressed the need for vigilance, stating, “This is the seat of government. The FCT Primary Health Care Board should put in place measures to guard against any outbreak.”

She called for immediate actions such as radio jingles and sensitization programs in schools, markets, mosques, and churches.

Meanwhile, the FCT Administration disbursed N3.62 billion as statutory allocation for May 2024. The six area councils received N1.14 billion, with Abuja Municipal Area Council getting N346.53 million. Other critical stakeholders, including primary school teachers and pension funds, received N2.49 billion.

Present at the JAAC meeting were various officials, including Hon. Bitrus Garki and Dr. Olusa Olusegun.


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