Ebola is Deadly; Let’s Not take Chances

Ebola is Deadly; Let’s Not take Chances

The past week has been filled with elation as I have watched my son Abba marry the love of his life, but my heart is heavy over news of the recent Ebola (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed the lives of at least 86 Guinean and two Liberian citizens. It is with love for my country and our West African brothers and sisters that I write to spread awareness of the disease, and encourage Nigerian citizens and the Federal Government to take every necessary precaution to ensure that our country remains unaffected by EVD.

The International Congress on Infectious Disease (ICID) has stressed that there is no need for alarm, but has encouraged West African governments to work together to contain the spread of the virus. As of 06 April 2014, there have been no reported cases of Ebola disease within Nigeria, and the Federal Health Ministry has set up precautions to field against transmission from affected countries. I would like to encourage the Federal Government and others in leadership to similarly spread the message and establish a localized protocol to guard against possible infection in Nigeria. As part of the protocol, I encourage the FG to follow suit with Morocco and Saudi Arabia, by instituting extra health screening at entry points to the country.

To the citizens of Nigeria, I encourage both your awareness and calm cooperation with health experts as they employ international best practices to prevent EVD. If you or a loved one are exhibiting signs and symptoms of EVD, please contact your local health officials immediately. I have full confidence in Nigeria’s health authorities and their international healthcare partners to effectively survey for illness and monitor for unusual patterns and symptoms compatible with the disease.

My prayers are with our West African neighbors as they continue their efforts to protect their citizens from Ebola disease. I remain confident that the Nigerian government and health officials will employ every effort to protect the Nigerian people, and that we Nigerians will remain informed and steadfast in our response to EVD.

Signs and Symptoms of EVD (from the World Health Organization):

“EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding. Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts, and elevated liver enzymes.”

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24 Comments on "Ebola is Deadly; Let’s Not take Chances"

  • Hussaini says

    You are deadly as Ibola! Are you not a shame to announce public ally that your son is wedding in Dubai, we all know what it means, millions of dollars is spent in that weeding, while many Nigeria have barrel what to eat.
    How can you explain that? Do you know one day you surely die and face the creator to explain?

    • Mr. Fantastic says

      This Saddam Hussain, people like you get visited with Ebola virus because of your character. Even though you were not properly trained but it is not the reason why you should run your mouth like your mentor (Saddam). Fool. Mtcheeeeew

    • yiola says

      Hussaini or whatever you name is…you are so annoying and stupidly rude. What does all you ranting have to do with this post please? Are you God? Do you know who this man really is? His son is wedding in dubai and him taking time to educate you on ebola, who do these 2 issues relate please. Take you ignorant anger else where, u don’t have to display stupidly anyhow.

    • musa says

      Be a positive personality ,he is showing signs of care to our nation and africa as a whole.

    • Prince Tijani says

      Mr Husseini or what you call yourself, you must be very stupid. Your statement is a clear effect of poverty. Go and get a life

    • sirOscie says

      You are not making need meaning, you why did you not get married in Dubai? Abeg free the and his family. You are just been jealous

    • @ Hussaini…

    • Bello A says

      Idiot… Wish him good and if you can’t just keep shut. In this blessed month you are still filled with anger and hate. Check your fast. If you are still angry then jealousy is in play. One has worked hard to marry his son in Dubai and you are here casting him. A beg go work hard .

  • sirOscie says

    A WELCOME CALL, I HOPE THE FG WILL DO THE NEEDFUL TO PREVENT THIS DISEASE GETTING INTO THIS COUNTRY.
    WE ARE ALREADY SUFFERING AND LOSING LOVED ONES AS A RESULT OF THE INSURGENCY, FULANI HERDSMEN IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY AND POVERTY PLAGUING THE WHOLE NATION.
    MAY GOD ALMIGHTY DELIVER OUR NATION FROM THIS EBOLA VIRUS. IJN.

  • joshua dangombe says

    Allah tsare

  • Pastor D. Olu. Aladeselu says

    Thanks so much for your sincere love and affection for our country, may the Almighty God gives you more grace and privilege to see to the welfare of this great nation.

  • Yakubu says

    Very grateful to you His Excellency Sir, so many pple are suffering especially here in our beloves country nigeria. We have experiences a harsh difficulties interms of poverty now, FGN have to do something very quick to safe ppls lives.

  • At least we’ve learnt something from your post your excellency. Thank You.

  • Abdulmumini says

    May Allah be pleased with you.

  • Good job sir. but what is your contribution in curbing insurgency in Nigeria, is that not as worst as ebola???

  • Thank you sir for this information. I run a Blog that deals totally in Public Health matters, and i will be broadcasting it over there. Also i will like to enter for your scholarship competition.But please bear in mind that i am in talks with my school of choice in the US and still submitting documentation, the admissions should be out before the year runs out.

  • Babatunde says

    May Allah continue to protect us all in the country and erase the disease from the affected country, amen

  • plc says

    Hussaini wawa,mugu.

  • Yusuf Arsenal says

    Ya Allah, please protect your servants.

  • Mohammed says

    Your excellency sir I salute courage.

  • dina says

    @hussaini if u don’t have anything say grab a seat and watch things happen. Atiku ride on God will surely see ur effort.

  • Alh Suleiman Isa says

    Your Excellency wishing your son a blessful wedding how I wish I have the links I could have attend

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