FG not tak­ing chances against Ebola fever, says Maku

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

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