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Government denies allegations it is behind monkey pox outbreak

The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of Monkey Pox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians should disregard the report which, apparently, is being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda.
The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi.
“The Federal Government has not conducted any free medical service or care in either Bayelsa or Rivers state, as alleged in the fake report being circulated.
“So, that could not have been the cause of the outbreak of Monkey Pox in both states.
“Monkey Pox is a virus found only in monkeys and it is rare in human beings. It belongs to the same family as Chicken Pox and Smallpox.
“It is suspected that someone may have contacted it by eating monkey meat, thus triggering the current outbreak,” the Minister said.
He assured that no effort would be spared in curtailing the spread of the disease.
(Source: NAN)
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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 8th October 2017 at 10:21 pm

    In a war situation, the enemy cant deny any attack. The bandits of fallen caliphate in name of nigeria want Niger Delta oil and gas at all cost. But will meet their end this time. In 1967-1970 engagement, the enemy spread the falsehood that Igbos of south east are after oil of todays south south in the name of Biafra. Today, natives of south south and the world have seen that it is the enemy who is after oil and gas of south south natives at all cost, not Biafrans of the five south east states, the enemy is also after oil of Biafrans of the five south east states. The actual bandits are now known and will be handled accordingly. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Kele 9th October 2017 at 3:26 am

    APC government of lies, deceit, hypocrisy, corruption, evil, wickedness, jihad, terrorism, killings, massacres, genocide and all that’s evil and wicked – an abominable party and government. Now $26 billion NNPC contract scam by one of Buhari’s cabals and no one is talking. Nigeria is cursed and doomed forever.

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