Following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea and some other West African countries, the Minister for Information Labaran Maku has affirmed that the disease is not in Nigeria.
Speaking at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the ministry said the council was briefed by the health ministry on the disease.
“The FEC was briefed by the Federal Ministry of Health on the alleged outbreak of Ebola virus in Nigeria. FEC was informed that the health ministry experts, within the week, checked out the reports of purported outbreak of the disease and found none to be true,” Maku said.
He said the health ministry has assured it is prepared to contain the virus in the advent of an outbreak in the country.
“Citizens are reassured that there is no Ebola fever in the country and all the checks so far undertaken declare clearly that we don’t have it. Yes, there are some cases in two or three West African countries but the ministry has assured that should there be anything like that within our boundary it will be quickly tackled,” he said.