The question everyone is asking is, what is the government doing to nip Ebola in the bud?
Yesterday, the 29th of May, a Twitter user, @aruzone10 shared his experience on arriving the Murtala Mohammed Airport. He had this to say “I arrived from DRC yesterday via Ethiopia, you need to see the scanning of passengers because of Ebola. Now in Lagos, with the influx of guys from DRC, no single check, I mentioned this to two senior guys on duty, their responses were shocking”.
Sadly, Ebola is back and this time, it seems as though Nigerians have forgotten in a hurry all they had to put in place to ensure that Ebola was nipped in the bud early enough.
Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses.
This deadly disease once ravaged Nigeria, leaving a trail of sorrow, tears, and blood. According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) data, at its peak, Ebola had over 10,000 victims in West Africa. The WHO records further reveals that 9,936 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone contracted the disease.
In the light of this, we urge the government to rise to its responsibility and ensure proper screening of locals and foreigners as they touchdown Nigeria and adequate security enforcement at our borders.