The Federal Ministry of Health says all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have received their disbursements from the Basic Health Care Provision Fund.

The Federal Government has expressed worry over the current cholera outbreak affecting many states in Nigeria, resulting in fatalities and impacting numerous communities.

Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment, Iziaq Adekunle Salako, in a statement noted that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reported a total of 1,159 suspected cases, 65 confirmed cases, and 30 deaths across 30 states.

The states most affected include Bayelsa, Lagos, Zamfara, Abia, Bauchi, Cross River, Ebonyi, Delta, and Katsina.

Salako also pointed out that in response to the outbreak, the Federal Ministry of Environment has actively engaged through its Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, as well as the Officers Registration Council of Nigeria.

He explained that their efforts include conducting water and food testing to identify sources of infection, launching environmental sanitation campaigns, and promoting household water chlorination to curb further transmission of the disease.

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