…As government keys into ICT as panacea to socio- economic, developmental challenges
The Gombe State Government has called on residents in the state to report suspicious cases of Lasser fever diseases to relevant authorities as quickly as possible, to prevent an outbreak in any part of the state.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau made this public when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF rose from its meeting on Wednesday at NGF’s Secretariat in Abuja.
The Deputy Governor, who represented Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya also revealed that the Ministry of health has been placed on red alert, as a proactive measure towards prevention of an outbreak in the state.
He added that the people must be ready to play their own role by living hygienic lives and avoiding rats and dirty environment as a preventive measure against an outbreak of the dreaded disease.
Dr. Manassah restated the commitment of the government to embracing Information Technology as panacea to 21st century challenges and socio-economic development.
He explained that because the government is aware of the role of ICT in this century in creating jobs to the teeming youths and boosting the economy of the state , it has keyed into federal government’s programme on Information Communication Technology.
He recalled the recent National Council on Communication and Digital Economy hosted by Gombe state, pointing out that it is a step towards harnessing potentials embedded in the sector.
The NGF had earlier deliberated on such matters calling for a synergy and collaboration amongst the states and Federal Government so as to provide quality health care, and boost socio economic lives of the people in the country.
The Governors’ forum meeting was preparatory to the National Economic Council Meeting presided over by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.