Niger State recorded 100 cholera deaths from April to date in the 25 Local Governments Areas, Dr Muhammad Makusidi, Commissioner for Health has said.
Makusidi, made this known in an interview with newsmen at the ongoing workshop for journalists, organised by Pathfinder International in Minna.
He attributed the outbreak of cholera to open defecation and indiscriminate waste disposal by rural dwellers.
The commissioner lauded Pathfinder International for partnering with the state government to expose journalists to advanced family planning as well as child spacing.
“This is key to achieving universal health coverage as well providing technical support to the state,” he said.
Makusidi, however, noted that the workshop would help mitigate challenges such as issue to access to family planning products, adding that government was committee by making budgetary provision for the project. (NAN)