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Obasanjo visits Ebola-hit countries

23 February 2015, 12:16

Abuja - Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has visited Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia in solidarity with the West African nations worst hit by the Ebola Virus Disease.

Obasanjo arrived in Guinea Conakry on Thursday February 19, and was received by President Alpha Conde at the Presidential Palace.

Speaking during a meeting with the Guinean President, Obasanjo said he was in Conakry to commiserate with the people over the losses suffered due to the Ebola outbreak and to congratulate the nation’s leadership for its efforts in containing the disease.

“True friendship is tested in times of trials,” the former President said.

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“I am here because this is a trying time for my brother and the people of Guinea.

“I commiserate with you and also congratulate you for the way and manner you have handled this crisis.”

Obasanjo reiterated his commitment to seeking international assistance for countries affected by the Ebola crisis.

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