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Hope restored as remediation begins in lead-poisoned Shikira

Lead poisoning in Nigeria

The Federal Government has commenced the clean-up of Shikira, a small rural mining community situated in Rafi local government area of Niger State. This is coming exactly a year and three months after the devastating outbreak of lead poison that killed 28 children and left over 300 others below the ages of five with high level contaminants in their blood. ...

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CODE: Need for urgent remediation of Shikira community

Amina J. Mohammed

Over 300 children in Shikira living with high lead level in their blood and need urgent medical treatments, says Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive of connected Development (CODE) and Co-Founder, Follow The Money. The campaigner is clamouring for the contaminated community’s speedy clean-up We are highly shocked over the Federal Government’s inability to announce a specific date when remediation of Shikira ...

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Lead poisoning: Government urged to declare Shikira emergency zone

Shikira

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been asked to declare Shikira, a small rural mining community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, a national emergency zone. The Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), made the call in a statement released on Tuesday, urging the trio of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives ...

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