Friday, 15 August 2014
To Whom It May Concern--Ebola Virus Risk In Osun State
CC:OFFICE OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN.
CC:OSUN STATE GOVERNOR RAUF AREGBESOLA.
CC:MINISTRY OF HEALTH OSUN STATE.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
There is an annual festival celebrated in Osun state,south western Nigeria, called the Osun Osogbo festival. This festival is celebrated along the Osun river,where by thousands of people come from different states all over the country,especially from Lagos state. Traditionally it is believed it cures ailments,hence you see people using gallons to fetch the river water,bathing there and others offering sacrifices to the gods.
This is however not a good time,with the current outbreak of Ebola virus,not only will a large crowd mingle,the fetching of the water is equally dangerous most especially now.
If there are talks to extend schools resuming in the country,i think this situation is equally urgent. The festival should be delayed until the Ebola virus is contained in Nigeria,otherwise,we might have a serious case of possibly Ebola outbreak!
This year's festival is scheduled to hold next week Friday,August 22nd 2014.
*PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON UNTIL IT REACHES THE POWERS THAT BE AND THIS FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED....WE DO NOT WANT A NATIONAL CRISIS RIGHT NOW!