Hajia Binta Mora, Chairperson, Kwara chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the Federal Government to intervene for states ravaged by outbreak of meningitis, to arrest the menace.
Mora gave the advice in Ilorin on Thursday at a one-day seminar on Health and Wellness organized by the chapter as part of activities marking its 2017 Week.
The week has as the theme, “Women Journalists as Agents of Change”.
Mora also called on the state governments to make treatment on the outbreak of meningitis affordable and accessible to victims.
She advocated adequate provision of vaccines to prevent further outbreak of the scourge.
“Permit me to make a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to provide adequate support for states facing the outbreak of meningitis.
“Vaccines should also be made available for adequate prevention. May the souls of those who lost their lives as a result of the outbreak rest in peace,” she said.
Also speaking at the seminar, Alhaji Mahmud Ajeigbe, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, enjoined Nigerians to prioritise prevention in place of cure.
He stressed the need for Nigerians to be more concerned about their health status and act swiftly on early warning signals.
Ajeigbe said the state government would continue to support NAWOJ and by extension NUJ members in Kwara to ensure they perform their statutory responsibilities accordingly.