Wife of the Governor of Benue state, Dr Eunice Ortom Monday,attended a media Event to commemorate the Global Hand washing Day 2016.
The event organised by Concern Universal took place at Benue Hotels and Resorts,Makurdi.
The Governor's wife advised people in the state to step up efforts at hand washing to reduce the risk of contracting diseases and save more lives.
She urged parents and guardians to imbibe the culture of regular hand washing before their children to inculcate the habit in them. Dr Mrs Ortom also demonstrated the concept of hand washing habit before the children amidst applause. There were remarks by Concern Universal and its partnership with the Benue state Government on Sanitation and Health, with support from PZ Cusson. An Overview of Global Hand washing Day Campaign-Importance of hand washing and how the Campaign partnership came about as well as the Role of Cussons Foundation in Benue state and the support it provides to development projects formed part of the speeches delivered at the event. There were Goodwill messages on the importance of Hygiene and Sanitation to the development of the by the country by various stakeholders such as UNICEF state WASH Consultant, General Manager BERWASSA,Commissioners of Water Resources and Environment, Health and that of Education. "make hand washing a habit',is this year's theme for Global Hand washing Day#
IMBIBE THE CULTURE OF HANDWASHING IN YOUR CHILDREN, Benue Gov's wife Charges Parents in the Country.
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