No Ebola in Abuja—Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Monday, there was no case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Federal Capital Territory as being speculated.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Chukwu said this in Abuja, while answering questions from newsmen at the second emergency national council on health meeting on the EVD outbreak in Nigeria.

“The person is not a  Liberian, the person is a Nigerian working for a foreign agency.

“He is a sickler, he has crisis; not an EVD.

“As of this morning, there is no single case of suspected or otherwise of EVD in the Federal Capital Territory,” he said.


A person suspected to be Liberian national was reported to have collapsed suddenly at a USAID workshop at the hotel venue in Abuja.

He was alleged to have been infected with the Ebola virus and was immediately taken to an unknown hospital in Abuja by persons, who did not take any form of precaution.

The minister also described as untrue, the assertion that the emergency numbers provided for the public to call and to report any suspected case of the virus were not working.

“The number of times I tried to do integrity check, they have always responded, but, I promise to take it up with the incident manager,’’ he said.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

Share post:



More like this

I’m not an APC member but appreciate Tinubu’s bold reforms,says Okupe

By Adeyemi Adeleye Lagos, July 20, 2024 (NAN) A former...

Shaibu, PDP legacy group dump party for APC

By Usman Aliyu Benin, July 20, 2024 (NAN) The Deputy...

American Democracy Vs Theocracy by Ross Douthat

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil,...

FaceBook to Appeal Nigeria’s $220 Million Fine

WhatsApp has announced that its parent company, Meta, will...
× How can I help you?