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Jonathan in Ghana for Ebola Summit

06 November 2014, 09:29

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan will join other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana on Thursday for an Emergency Summit on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The scourge, which Nigeria has managed to contain, continues to ravage Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where thousands of people have died this year.

According to a statement by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, representatives of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation
(WHO) will also attend the emergency summit.

The summit will seek greater international support and collaboration for the containment of the Ebola outbreak.

Also read: New partnership announced to stem Ebola

Abati said Acting Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan and the Director of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Dr Abdulsalami Nasidi, would accompany the President to the summit.

They are set to avail the gathering of the benefit of Nigeria’s successful containment of the deadly EVD after it entered the country in July this year through a traveler from Liberia.

Abati said the President will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the one-day summit.

The summit assists the leader to review the regional response to the Ebola outbreak and also discuss the political development in Burkina Faso, where former President Blaise Compaoré stepped from power on last week.

– CAJ News


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