Obasanjo hails FG, Lagos on Ebola virus containment

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has hailed the efforts by the Federal and Lagos State governments to check the spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country.

Obasanjo said if the Federal Government had given the same prompt attention to rescuing the abducted Chibok girls, the story could have been different now.

The former President spoke during the opening of the 11th Biennial International Conference on “Drugs, Alcohol and Society in Africa” organised by the African Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse in Lagos.

He, however, called for collaboration among West African countries to contain the virus.

Obasanjo said, “I have always believed that where we have done well, we should be able to commend ourselves whether or not anybody commends us.

“On the other hand, where we have not done well enough, we should be bold and courageous enough to admit our failing, show remorse and make correction.

“The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government separately and collectively have done very well in the prompt measures taken to stem the tide of Ebola disease and to prevent the spread into an epidemic proportion both in Lagos and in the country.

“We should hail these efforts which are in contrast to the efforts and time deployed to rescue the 276 Chibok girls abducted. The difference is clear and the results are obvious.”



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