Posted on Mon 9 Oct 2017, 02:21 AM

Following the outbreak of the Monkey Pox virus in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers state, there are indications that the Federal Government of Nigeria may have spread the Virus.

The Monkey pox virus which so far has no known cure or treatment has hit three southern states in Nigeria was allegedly spread by a free medical care organised by the federal government for the people of the affected areas.

The federal government has since termed such reports as fake and sinister reports spread by unscrupulous people.In a statement issued on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed urged Nigerians to disregard the reports.

According to him, "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 monkeypox in both states"

Speaking on the cause of the spread, the minister that "monkeypox is a virus found only in monkeys and it is rare in human beings. It belongs to the same family as chicken pox and small pox...someone may have contacted it by eating monkey meat, thus triggering the current outbreak.

 

By Joseph Odeh

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My fellow Nigerians, please, stop listening to the liar. Lai Muhammed is just like his name. The Bible says on 1 Samuel 25:25, "for as his name is, so is he"; his name is lie, so lie is with him.

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