Abuja - The Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, has
warned Nigeria is still exposed to the Ebola despite being cleared free of the
He cautioned that even though the World Health
Organisation certified the country Ebola free in October last year, it still
stood at risk from the virus if neighbouring African countries are affected by
"He (Awute) has urged Nigerians to continue to
maintain good hygiene, especially the habit of regular hand washing,"
Ezeaja Ikem, the Ministry's Director Press and Public Relations.
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The recommendation follows the last batch of Nigerian
volunteers deployed to help fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone
and Liberia returning home.
A group of seven volunteers returned on Monday while the
last group of four arrived on Tuesday.
Awute received the volunteers at the Nnamdi Azikwe
International Airport Abuja
The Permanent Secretary disclosed that 188 Nigerian
volunteers had returned in May this year.
With the return of the last batch from Sierra Leone and
Liberia, the voluntary programme has been brought to an end.
- CAJ News