Nigerians have been warned over the consumption of Garri – This must be done in order to avoid contacting Lassa fever – The warning was given by Dr Boniface Okolo, the director of Public Health, Enugu state Nigerians have been cautioned against consuming soaked gari. This call was made by Dr Boniface Okolo, the director of Public Health, Enugu state. According to him, this must be done in order to avoid contacting Lassa fever. The medical doctor gave the warning when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, January 18. He argued that rats are most times in contact with Garri and that the rodents are the cause of the disease, Daily Trust reports.
Going further, he said the consumption of Garri must be discouraged. He pointed out that adding hot water would have killed the bacteria causing the disease.
Meanwhile, it was reported that a young Nigerian man, Adama J. Adama, commenced an initiative to tackle Nigeria’s food crisis.