Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly calls on State Ministry of Health to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called on the State Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities to be proactive in preventing resurgence of Lassa Fever in the state.

The resolution was made at plenary following a motion brought before the House by the Member representing Etinan State Constituency, Barrister Aniefiok Denis.

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The Etinan Lawmaker in his Motion expressed worry over the proximity of the affected States to Akwa Ibom State.

With the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the deadly Corona Virus globally, the lawmaker said it was imperative that proactive steps be taken to protect the state from the spread of infectious diseases.

The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Aniekan Bassey, thereafter directed the Clerk of the House, Mandu Umoren to communicate the resolution of the House to appropriate quarters.

At Plenary also, the Akwa Ibom State Professional Counseling Bill, 2020, sponsored by the Member representing Ukanafun State Constituency, Dr.  Charity Ido, Akwa Ibom State Sports Development Fund Bill, 2020, sponsored by the Member representing Onna State Constituency, Otuekong Nse Essien and Vigilante Groups (Registration) Bill, 2020, sponsored by the Member representing Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, Aniekan Uko, all scaled through Second Reading and were referred to relevant Committees for further legislative actions.

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