FG not taking chances against Ebola fever, says Maku
The Federal Government says Nigeria is prepared to curtail any outbreak of Ebola fever, given the proximity to countries it has already broken out.
Minister of Information Labaran Maku said this yesterday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
He said there was no case of Ebola fever in the country yet.
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are countries with cases of the fever. Maku said the Ministry of Health already had precautionary measures which, he said, included vaccines and medicines in the event of an outbreak.
“Nigeria is prepared to curtail any outbreak, particularly given the reports that few counties on the West Coast like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have reported cases of Ebola fever, and given our proximity to these countries, Nigeria is ready,” he said.
“So far, there is nothing like Ebola fever in Nigeria and the council was reassured that every step has been taken to get our country ready just in case infected persons come into the country from our neighbouring countries which have unfortunately been reportedly affected,” Maku added.