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European countries seeking Nigeria's partnership to curb Ebola

28 October 2014, 10:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja - France and Germany expressed readiness to collaborate with Nigeria in helping other West African countries to curb the deadly Ebola virus.

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, and German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, made the pledge following a courtesy call on President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The visiting ministers told the President they were in Nigeria to seek further cooperation with the Federal Government in the growing global effort to contain the current outbreak and continuing spread of Ebola.

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They praised Nigeria’s successful containment of the virus.

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)  recently declared Nigeria Ebola-free. It lauded the country's containment of the virus as exemplary.

Nigeria recorded eight deaths from 20 reported cases before the WHO declaration.

- CAJ News


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