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President Buhari presides over FEC; Directs Minister of Health to investigate spread of ‘unknown disease’ in Jigawa State

President Buhari presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House on 8th Nov 2017

Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari posing with Head of the Civil Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, during the FEC meeting Wednesday November 8, 2017.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State.

The President also directed the Minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported in Gidan Dugus village of Wangara district, Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

President Buhari, in a telephone call to Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State on Tuesday evening to find out the details of the incident, commiserated with the governor and the families of the victims.

He assured the governor that the Federal Government will provide the necessary support to contain the spread of the disease.

Garba Shehu,  Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity)
 

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