The director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo on Saturday, January 18 has advised and cautioned Nigerians from consuming soaked garri.
According to him, this must be done on order to avoid contacting Lassa fever.
The medical doctor gave the warning when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday. 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, Reports stated that a young Nigerian man, Adama J. Adama, commenced an initiative to tackle Nigeria’s food crisis.
Fresh fears in Plateau as Boko Haram reportedly adopts a new strategy, senator speaks Adama hopes to reduce poverty and hunger in the country through Farm4me, an agritech start-up he currently runs. With the increasing population and looming food crisis in Nigeria, Adama is pioneering a new wave of mechanized and digital agriculture in the country.
According to him, Farm4Me hopes to reward local farmers for their hard work by establishing a market for their produce while creating a stable alternative stream of income for working-class Nigerians.
His words: “Our goal is to make mechanized agriculture, accessible, affordable and profitable for Nigerian farmers. “We hope to employ directly or indirectly about a million Nigerians and Africans and help our clients make as much gain from agriculture as possible.