The Nigerian Epidemiological Surveillance Agency says the country currently has more than 9,000 cases of cholera after 565 new cases were reported on Friday alone.

The availability of new cases has increased the number of cases to 9,033 who can be diagnosed after routine testing.

The commission said it had also confirmed the recovery of 76 more people who had been discharged from detention centers across the country.

Nigeria has reported 165,409 cases of cholera in 36 states and Abuja out of a total of 177,142 cases and 2,178 deaths.

The latest figures show that 348 people were infected this Friday in Lagos, 70 in Rivers State and 45 in Akwa Ibom.

Nigeria says it has successfully tested the country's 2.5 million people out of a population of more than 200 million.