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Nigerians urged not to relent in fighting Ebola

30 September 2014, 17:31

Abuja - Rep. Pally Iriase (APC-Edo) on Monday urged Nigerians not to relent in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.

Iriase made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

He reiterated the need for people to promote good hygiene crucial in sustaining the defeat.

Iriase hailed the efforts of the Lagos State Government where the country recorded the first case of Ebola disease.

"Lagos is working, that is what I take out of it and it should be a model for many other states.

"I say it with deepest sense of responsibility without partisan inclination and we should commend that government for what it is doing.

"When some head strong persons took off from their quarantined area, the state government was able to trace them and bring them back.

"This effort helped the management such that it had to move them back to Lagos,’’ said Iriase.

Also read: Ebola: Nigeria to train 15 health workers from 3 W/African countries

He also commended all Nigerians for the cooperation in the fight, adding that similar cooperation was vital in fighting insurgency currently affecting the country.

 He urged the Federal Government to ensure that the missing Chibok girls were returned unhurt.

"The future that is inherent in the lives of these children is something that the Nigerian Nation must preserve.

"They are innocent people who were going about molding the blocks that would construct their foundation through education,’’ Iriase said.

He said the girls were taken away forcefully, adding that now it was something the country needed to get out of it as fast as possible.



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