18 September 2014

Ebola Crisis: Nigeria not safe yet from Ebola, Uduaghan warns


Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has warned that it is risky declaring that the Ebola Virus Disease has been contained in Nigeria.

Uduaghan said in Asaba on Wednesday at an enlarged security and health meeting, involving leaders of security agencies, traditional rulers, chairmen of local governments and religious leaders in the state.

According to him, the fact that the EVD is still ravaging some parts of West Africa calls for more vigilance among Nigerians, who he said should report new cases to health officials immediately.


He assured the people that there was no case of Ebola in Delta State as suspected cases were investigated and confirmed to be negative.

The Governor disclosed that with movement among West Africans, there was the need for increased vigilance so that the EVD could be curtailed in the manner Polio myelitis was checked, especially in Delta State.

The governor however commended the Federal Government for its efforts towards tackling the spread of EVD.

He emphasised that with determination, cooperation and vigilance, there had not been any case of Polio in Delta State for more than five years.

He explained that Nigeria was heading towards been declared polio-free and advised that while President Goodluck Jonathan had done a lot to curtail the spread and effects of Ebola, there was the need for Nigerians and Deltans in particular to be more vigilant.

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