Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday that the alarm followed the non-replacement of some retiring technical field officers who were responsible for the detection of cases.
The expert attributed the problem to lack of support by the Netherlands Leprosy Relief Programme in the last one year.
According to him, the Netherlands Country Office situated in Jos, Plateau, had been closed down late 2016 and there is no longer support for leprosy.
Musa said that the office was supporting 13 states in the country, Gombe inclusive.
He noted that the support, which was previously given to them, was contributing to early detection and management.
“The Netherlands office was providing Prednisolone and Rifampicin tablets for the early treatment of leprosy to prevent deformity as well as technical support in terms of…