House of Representatives raise alarm over a fresh Ebola virus crisis in Nigeria

Ebola Outbreak

The House of Representatives has raised an alarm over a fresh Ebola virus crisis in Nigeria, calling on the Federal Government to enforce checks at the airports, seaports and land borders.

The House also called for the immortalization of the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh, for sacrificing her life towards preventing the spread of the Ebola virus in 2014.

Particularly, the chamber asked the Federal Government to name a public health institution after Adadevoh.

These were part of the resolutions passed by the lawmakers at the plenary on Tuesday when they unanimously adopted two separate motions on Ebola.

Adopting the first motion moved by Paschal Obi, entitled, ‘Looming Re-occurrence of Ebola Crisis in Nigeria,’ the House urged the Federal Ministry of Health to deploy necessary materials and personnel at the airports, seaports and land borders for carrying out screening exercise on passengers.

The House also urge the Federal Government to set aside funds for the management of Ebola virus in the event of its re-occurrence in Nigeria, while mandating the committees on Health Care Services and Health Institutions to ensure that relevant agencies take precautionary measures to avert the re-occurrence of the Ebola disease in Nigeria.