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Climate change: Ijaw alleges threat to lives

THE Ijaw Monitoring Group has said the sudden change in the weather condition across the country has led to strange diseases in the Niger Delta, causing untold hardship and claiming lives of hundreds of residents in the region

In a statement signed by Comrade Andrew Elijah, Chief of Staff to the Coordinator of IMG, the group lamented that both the Federal Government and the governors of Niger Delta were not showing serious  concern about the loss of lives in various hospitals, clinics, traditional healing homes and health centres because of lack of knowledge of the strange weather condition by health workers.

The group further said: “Since the manifestation of changes in climate, the IMG has sent field workers to Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Ondo states to monitor health centres and the results received from our men on the field showed that an average of 200 persons across the region died of  lungs, kidney and other related problems ,”  adding that doctors and health workers in the area were not experienced enough to handle emergencies of the moment.


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