By Abdullahi M. Gulloma
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State.
The President also directed the minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported in Gidan Dugus village of Wangara district, Dutse local government area of Jigawa state.
In a telephone call to Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state on Tuesday evening to find out the details of the incident, the President commiserated with the governor and the families of the victims.
The President told the governor that the federal government would provide the necessary support to contain the spread of the disease, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement yesterday.