NERI sensitizes Yobe community against cholera outbreak

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The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) in collaboration with Yunusari Local Government Council has organized a 10-day ‘Cash for Work programme” for 100 youths to forestall cholera spread in Garin Gada village, Yobe State. Declaring the sanitation exercise open, the Chairman of Yunusari Local government council, Yerima Lawan, said it was aimed at keeping the community clean to safeguard the residents against cholera, which has ravaged neighbouring communities to the riverine village. The Chairman, who was represented by the Supervisory Councilor on Education, Mohammed Mustapha, revealed that the organization has provided irrigation machines, fertilizer, and reconstructed their dilapidated viewing center, which has had a positive impact on the lives of thousands in the community.Also speaking, the District Head of Garin Gada, Alhaji Lawan Abubakar Lawan, urged the youths to be diligent in the exercise in order to win the organization’s confidence and attract more projects.He warned the community members against open defecation citing it as a major cause of epidemics. The exercise witnessed the attendance of community leaders, councilors of the local government and members of the public.

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