Two hundred and eighty two deaths have been recorded from an outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in five states.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed this through its Chief Executive Officer, Chikwe Ihekweazu in Abuja yesterday.
According to him, 1, 966 suspected cases have been recorded, while 109 have been confirmed and are being treated since the outbreak of the disease in February.
In another develoment, stakeholders in the Agriculture sector have called on government to engage local farmers meaningfully in the home grown school feeding programme to improve locally produced food.
Initiators of Agro Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation wants a broader campaign called 'Feed Nigeria' encompassing local farmers from across the country for improved food production and security.