The Nigerian government has said it is taking steps to prevent the cholera epidemic of 20 million people by early next year.
This comes at a time when the country’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has ordered the reopening of all quarantine facilities across the country, as a result of the growing number of cases.
The Nigerian government has said that if its precautionary measures are in place, for the first time, the focus will be on ensuring that health workers and citizens at risk of contracting the disease are vaccinated.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Faisal Shuaib, chairman of the Primary Health Care Development Authority, said the country would use the polio immunization system to ensure immunization. -before where it should be.