It’s not salt and hot water, really. The real #ebola cure is to bath with Pepper and Ginger in hot boiling-point water. Annoying people!
I like the Nigerian spirit, it’s a spirit of Joy with no boundaries, nothing stops our fun ride but I always say we take serious things for a ride sometimes.
The Nigerian minister of health yesterday came out of national tv to say “The people spreading the salt bath rumour have to be arrested and prosecuted” lol!!! I laughed and asked my friend if he was the new IG of police.
The girl who started the rumor poste. An apology, I thought it wise to copy her post and share it (I didn’t edit her mistakes), read her post below… I also munched some of her responses to questions on Nairaland, the questions alone suggest how much Nigerian’s love rumors .
Read her post!!!
“My name is Adesewa, I am coming out clean because what started has a joke has escalated into the unprecedented.
How it started
Yesterday i was with friend in her hostel, we were talking about this Ebola out break, when one of my friends, Funke (she introduced me to nairaland) brought the idea of Us playing a prank on our friends. The first suggestion was to tell people that aloe very could cure Ebola, but we thought it would sound too ridiculous so we forgot about it.
Later that even an idea came to me (i now regret that i did it).
I decided to send a BBM broadcast message to my friends, telling them that the Ministry of Health has asked everyone to bathe with salt and warm water and drink some of it.
I sent the message 7:08pm yesterday
Later this midnight i started getting calls and messages that i should drink salt water and bath with it.
All efforts to tell people that i was the one who started the joke failed. Only my friends who i mentioned earlier believed me. Even my mum could me this morning, i did not know what to tell her.
I am using this medium to beg you all to warn and tell everyone, before they drink salt and damage their health.
Please dont be hash on me. I know this has gone out of hand. I never knew it will be this serious. Some have even added to the original message i sent”.
According to her, She’s a student of Federal University of Technology, Akure. .See her reply to a post directed to her on nairaland below..
Permit me to treat you to a few Ebola statements I birthed from this trend, kindly leave a comment
* If nobody called or sent u a text today telling u to bath with salt and hot water then nobody loves u
* You Should drop out of School already if u also used Hot Water and Salt to bath wit d Idea of Preventin Ebola
* Hot water and salt for Ebola? Oh Dettol, where art thou?
* The person that started this Salt and Hot water rumour just gave Nollywood a good story line.
* I Asked a friend if he used hot water and salt for bath this morning. Says he didn’t bath