FG Not Responsible Monkey Pox – Lai Muhammed

The Federal Government has denied the report that the episode of Monkey Pox in a few sections of the nation came about because of the affirmed free therapeutic care by the administration in the influenced regions. 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in an announcement on Sunday, said Nigerians should neglect the report which, evidently, is being spread by some deceitful people to fit into an evil plan. 

Mohammed stated, "The Federal Government has not directed any free therapeutic administration or care in either Bayelsa or Rivers state, as claimed in the phony report being flowed. So that couldn't have been the reason for the flare-up of Monkey Pox in the two states. 

"Monkey Pox is an infection discovered just in monkeys and it is uncommon in people. It has a place with an indistinguishable family from Chicken Pox and Smallpox. 

"It is suspected that somebody may have reached it by eating monkey meat, accordingly setting off the present flare-up." 

Channels Tv reports that Monkeypox pandemic was first recorded in Bayelsa with three other speculated cases in Rivers State and one other affirmed case in Akwa Ibom.

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