Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in DR Congo, “is a cause for concern and immediate action”.
Writing on his Twitter page on Thursday, Atiku called on health and immigration authorities to begin immediate surveillance and preventive action.
“The news of an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is cause for concern and immediate action.
“Based on our experience from the most recent outbreak, it is imperative our health and immigration authorities begin immediate surveillance and preventive action at the ports and relevant areas.
“Awareness and education are the most potent tools for combating the spread of Ebola,” he wrote.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has already taken preventive measures at airports, to stop Ebola from entering the country .